An employment contract in Niagara County, 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. Employment contracts specifying a term of employment provide employees with some measure of job security if conditions are satisfied. They further permit the employer to directly control employee productivity to some degree.
Common Terms in New York Employment Contracts
Terms that are included in the majority of employment contracts in New York include the job description, salary or compensation, length of employment (or if it at will) and grounds for termination or advancement. 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.
Furthermore, 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. Third, confidentiality and non-compete clauses make all information obtained or work completed by an employee under contract subject to certain rules.
How Can a Niagara County Lawyer Help?
Niagara County lawyers who specialize employment laws for the state of New York can help you out in understanding the contents of any given employment contract. An attorney will also counsel you in obtaining what is fair to you in the contract terms, and they can help negotiate agreements addressing your needs as you begin or end employment.