An employment contract in Lovington, consists of a legally binding agreement between the employer and the employee for conditions stated for the employment relationship. In New Mexico, 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 Mexico Employment Contracts
New Mexico 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. 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, termination or severance clauses detail the procedure for ending employment. Courts have held that when an employer violates these in firing an employee, the employee may sue for wrongful termination. Additionally, non-compete clauses and confidentiality clauses make the information or work obtained or completed by contract employees subject to particular rules.
How Can a Lovington Lawyer Help?
Lovington lawyers who specialize employment laws for the state of New Mexico may help you out in understanding the contents of any given employment contract. You may also get advice from a lawyer about fairness in the contract terms, and they will negotiate particular clauses that will meet your needs in beginning or ending employment.