An employment contract in Cobleskill, consists of a legally binding agreement between the employer and the employee for conditions stated for the employment relationship. New York contracts are generally negotiable since both employer and employee benefit from an agreement that is tailored to their individual work setting. An employment contract for a set period provides the employee with a guarantee of job security if the conditions are met, and it further allows employers some measure of direct control over employee productivity.
Common Terms in New York Employment Contracts
An employment contract in New York will usually provide for the following terms: job position description, compensation, duration of employment period (or at-will), and grounds for promotion/termination. 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.
Additionally, the procedures for ending employment can be stated in a "termination clause". Courts may hold an employer who violates such clauses liable for wrongful termination. Furthermore, non-compete clauses and confidentiality clauses make the information or work obtained or completed by contract employees subject to certain rules.
How Can a Cobleskill Lawyer Help?
A Cobleskill lawyer who specializes in the employment laws of New York can assist you in understanding what is contained in an employment contract. A lawyer can also lend counsel about what is fair to you in the contract, and can negotiate certain terms that will address your particular concerns as you enter or leave employment.