An employment contract in East Islip, 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, 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. Moreover, confidentiality and non-compete clauses make any information obtained or work completed by an employee under contract subject to specific rules.
How Can an East Islip Lawyer Help?
An East Islip 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.