An employment contract in Dobbs Ferry, consists of a legally binding agreement between the employer and the employee for conditions stated for the employment relationship. New York contracts are typically negotiable since both employer and employee benefit from an agreement that is tailored to their specific 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 normally provide for the following terms: job position description, compensation, duration of employment period (or at-will), and grounds for promotion/termination. Some clauses are less common but still worthy of being noted. First, the contract may contain an arbitration clause which requires that parties forgo going to court over an employment dispute.
Also, termination or severance clauses detail the procedure for ending employment. Courts have held that when an employer violates these in firing an employee, the employee may sue for wrongful termination. Moreover, 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 Dobbs Ferry Lawyer Help?
A Dobbs Ferry lawyer who specializes in the employment laws of New York can 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 specifics when you enter or leave employment.