An employment contract in Cold Spring Harbor, 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
An employment contract in New York will typically 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 example, an arbitration clause might require the parties to forgo the right to sue in the event of an employment dispute.
Secondly, 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. Third, 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 Cold Spring Harbor Lawyer Help?
A Cold Spring Harbor lawyer who specializes in the employment laws of New York may 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 specific terms that will address your individual concerns as you enter or leave employment.