An employment contract in Newburgh, 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. If conditions are met, the employment contract for a set period of time will provide the employee with a guarantee of job security. It also gives employees some degree of control directly 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. 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.
Additionally, 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. Furthermore, 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 Newburgh Lawyer Help?
An Newburgh attorney specializing in New York employment law may 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 terminating employment.