An employment contract in Santa Fe, 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 a 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

Also, the contract can contain a termination clause, also known as a "severance clause". Courts have held that employers who violate these clauses when firing a person may be sued for wrongful termination. Thirdly, work that is completed by an employee, or information obtained by them are covered in clauses known as confidentiality clauses and non-compete clauses.

How Can a Santa Fe Lawyer Help?

Santa Fe lawyers who specialize employment laws for the state of New Mexico may help you out in understanding the contents of any given employment contract. A lawyer can also lend counsel about what is fair to you in the contract, and can negotiate specific terms that will address your individual concerns as you enter or leave employment.