An employment contract in Portales, 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. Other clauses that are less common may also be included in the contract. These might include: first, an arbitration clause stating that the parties may not sue should a dispute arise regarding the employment
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. Moreover, clauses covering confidentiality and non-compete clauses subject all information completed or obtained by employees to specific rules.
How Can a Portales Lawyer Help?
Portales has many lawyers specializing in New Mexico employment law who may help you understand what the terms of the employment contract are. Also, a lawyer will advise you about what you think is fair in the employment contract, and they can negotiate the specifics when you enter or leave employment.