An employment contract in Las Cruces, consists of a legally binding agreement between the employer and the employee for conditions specified for the employment relationship. In New Mexico, most employment contracts are negotiable to enable both parties to arrive at a unique agreement suitable for 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 New Mexico Employment Contracts

New Mexico employment contracts usually include many terms such as a description of the job, employment duration (generally at-will employment), compensation/benefits, and grounds for terminating. 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, 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 Moreover, information or work that is obtained or completed by an employee may be subject to confidentiality and non-compete clauses.

How Can a Las Cruces Lawyer Help?

An Las Cruces attorney specializing in New Mexico 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.