An employment contract in Elizabeth, consists of a legally binding agreement between the employer and the employee for conditions specified for the employment relationship. In New Jersey, most employment contracts are negotiable to enable both parties to arrive at a 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 Jersey Employment Contracts
An employment contract in New Jersey will typically provide for the following terms: job position description, compensation, duration of employment period (or at-will), and grounds for promotion/termination. However, 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.
Second, the contract can contain a termination clause, also known as a "severance clause". Courts have held that employers who violate these clauses when firing a person may be sued for wrongful termination. Thirdly, information or work that is obtained or completed by an employee may be subject to confidentiality and non-compete clauses.
How Can a Elizabeth Lawyer Help?
An Elizabeth attorney specializing in New Jersey employment law can help you to understand what a given employment contract contains. 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 end employment.