An employment contract in Albany, consists of a legally binding agreement between the employer and the employee for conditions specified for the employment relationship. New York contracts are mostly negotiable since both employer and employee benefit from an agreement that is tailored to their particular work setting. An employment contract for a set term provides the employee with a guarantee of job security if the conditions are met, and it also allows employers some measure of direct control over employee productivity.
Common Terms in New York Employment Contracts
The majority of employment contracts in the state of New York include the following: salary or wages, job descriptions, duration of employment (if any - most are at will), and termination/advancement grounds. Contracts may also contain less commonly used clauses. First, arbitration clauses require parties to give up their rights to sue in court for any type of employment dispute.
Second, a severance clause or "termination clause" outlines the process for ending the employment. Courts have held employers liable for wrongful termination when violating such clauses. Third, confidentiality and non-compete clauses make all information obtained or work completed by an employee under contract subject to certain rules.
How Can an Albany Lawyer Help?
An Albany lawyer who specializes in the employment laws of New York may assist you in understanding what is contained in an employment contract. Also, a lawyer will advise you about what you think is fair in the employment contract, and they can negotiate the details when you enter or leave employment.