An employment contract in Ossipee, consists of a legally binding agreement between the employer and the employee for conditions specified for the employment relationship. In New Hampshire, most employment contracts are negotiable to enable both parties to arrive at an unique agreement suitable for the circumstances. Employees with an employment contract specified a time of employment are provided with a guarantee of job security if conditions of the contract are met, and it allows their managers to have some type of control over productivity.
Common Terms in New Hampshire Employment Contracts
Terms that are included in the majority of employment contracts in New Hampshire include the job description, salary or compensation, length of employment (or if it at will) and grounds for termination or advancement. Contracts may also contain less commonly used clauses. First, arbitration clauses require parties to give up their rights to sue in court for any type of employment dispute.
Second, 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, information or work that is obtained or completed by an employee may be subject to confidentiality and non-compete clauses.
How Can an Ossipee Lawyer Help?
An Ossipee lawyer who specializes in the employment laws of New Hampshire may assist you in understanding what is contained in an employment contract. You can also obtain counsel from an attorney as to what is fair in a contract. They can also negotiate terms for you with regards to concerns with entering or leaving employment.