An employment contract in Cortland, 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. Other clauses that are less common might also be contained in the contract. These might include: first, an arbitration clause stating that the parties may not sue should a dispute arise regarding the employment
Second, 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. Moreover, information or work that is obtained or completed by an employee may be subject to confidentiality and non-compete clauses.
How Can a Cortland Lawyer Help?
An Cortland attorney specializing in New York employment law can help you to understand what a given employment contract contains. 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 leaving employment.