An employment contract in Grafton, consists of a legally binding agreement between the employer and the employee for conditions stated for the employment relationship. Many employment contracts in North Dakota are negotiable because both parties frequently find it beneficial to arrive on an unique agreement that best suits the circumstances. Employment contracts specifying a period 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
North Dakota employment contracts normally include many terms such as a description of the job, employment duration (generally at-will employment), compensation/benefits, and grounds for terminating. Nonetheless, there are also other, less common, clauses that are worthy of notice. First, an arbitration clause requires parties to forego their rights to access the courts for any employment dispute.
Also, a severance clause or "termination clause" outlines the process for ending the employment. Courts have held employers liable for wrongful termination when violating such clauses. Moreover, work that is completed by an employee, or information obtained by them are covered in clauses known as confidentiality clauses and non-compete clauses.
How Can a Grafton Lawyer Help?
Grafton lawyers who specialize employment laws for the state of North Dakota may help you out in understanding the contents of any given employment contract. An attorney will also counsel you in obtaining what is fair to you in the contract terms, and they can help negotiate agreements addressing your needs as you begin or terminate employment.