Employment contracts in Chester County, Pennsylvania are legally binding and consist of an agreement between employer and employee regarding stated work conditions. Many employment contracts in Pennsylvania are negotiable because both parties frequently find it beneficial to arrive on an unique agreement that best suits the circumstances. The employment contract setting a term helps give employees a guarantee of job stability upon meeting the conditions, and it also lets employees have some direct control over the productivity of employees.
Common Terms in Pennsylvania Employment Contracts
The majority of employment contracts in the state of Pennsylvania include the following: salary or wages, job descriptions, length of employment (if any - most are at will), and termination/advancement grounds. 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 Chester County Lawyer Help?
A Chester County lawyer who specializes in the employment laws of Pennsylvania 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.