An employment contract in Dickinson, consists of a legally binding agreement between the employer and the employee for conditions specified for the employment relationship. Most employment contracts in North Dakota are negotiable because both parties often find it beneficial to arrive on a unique agreement that best suits the circumstances. Employment contracts specifying a term of employment provide employees with some measure of job security if conditions are satisfied. They further permit the employer to directly control employee productivity to some degree.

Common Terms in North Dakota Employment Contracts

Job descriptions, wage levels, length of time of employment (or more likely, at will employment), and grounds for promotion or termination are normally included in the majority of North Dakota employment contracts. Some clauses are less common but still worthy of being noted. First, the contract might include an arbitration clause which requires that parties forgo going to court over an employment dispute.

Furthermore, details for ending employment may be outlined in a severance or termination clause. Violations of a termination clause can cause the employer to be held liable for wrongful termination Also, clauses covering confidentiality and non-compete clauses subject all information completed or obtained by employees to particular rules.

How Can a Dickinson Lawyer Help?

Dickinson lawyers who specialize employment laws for the state of North Dakota can help you out in understanding the contents of any given employment contract. A lawyer can also lend counsel about what is fair to you in the contract, and can negotiate certain terms that will address your particular concerns as you enter or leave employment.