An employment contract in Monmouth County, consists of a legally binding agreement between the employer and the employee for conditions stated for the employment relationship. In New Jersey, many employment contracts are negotiable to enable both parties to arrive at an unique agreement suitable for 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 New Jersey Employment Contracts
Terms that are included in the majority of employment contracts in New Jersey include the job description, salary or wages, length of employment (or if it at will) and grounds for termination or advancement. Please note, however, that contracts can contain other less common clauses. First, for instance, an arbitration clause may require the parties to forgo the right to sue in the event of an 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. Additionally, information or work that is obtained or completed by an employee may be subject to confidentiality and non-compete clauses.
How Can a Monmouth County Lawyer Help?
A Monmouth County lawyer who specializes in the employment laws of New Jersey can assist you in understanding what is contained in an employment contract. A lawyer can also lend counsel about what is fair to you in the contract, and can negotiate particular terms that will address your specific concerns as you enter or leave employment.