An employment contract in Westbury, consists of a legally binding agreement between the employer and the employee for conditions specified for the employment relationship. Contracts for employment in the state of New York are negotiable, which allows the parties to arrive at an agreement best suited to their work relationship. 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
The majority of employment contracts in the state of New York include the following: salary or wages, job descriptions, duration of employment (if any - most are at will), and termination/advancement grounds. 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, 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. Also, information or work that is obtained or completed by an employee may be subject to confidentiality and non-compete clauses.
How Can a Westbury Lawyer Help?
A Westbury lawyer who specializes in the employment laws of New York may assist you in understanding what is contained in an employment contract. You may also get advice from a lawyer about fairness in the contract terms, and they will negotiate particular clauses that will meet your needs in beginning or ending employment.