An employment contract in Santa Fe County, 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 typically 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
Additionally, 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 Thirdly, confidentiality and non-compete clauses make any information obtained or work completed by an employee under contract subject to certain rules.
How Can a Santa Fe County Lawyer Help?
A Santa Fe County lawyer who specializes in the employment laws of New Mexico can assist you in understanding what is contained in an employment contract. You can also obtain counsel from an attorney as to what is fair in a contract. They can also negotiate terms for you with regards to concerns with entering or terminating employment.