Employment contracts in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania are legally binding and consist of an agreement between employer and employee regarding specified work conditions. Most employment contracts in Pennsylvania are negotiable because both parties often find it beneficial to arrive on a 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 further lets employees have some direct control over the productivity of employees.
Common Terms in Pennsylvania Employment Contracts
An employment contract in Pennsylvania will normally provide for the following terms: job position description, compensation, duration of employment period (or at-will), and grounds for promotion/termination. 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.
Second, the procedures for ending employment can be stated in a "termination clause". Courts may hold an employer who violates such clauses liable for wrongful termination. Thirdly, non-compete clauses and confidentiality clauses make the information or work obtained or completed by contract employees subject to particular rules.
How Can a Harrisburg Lawyer Help?
A Harrisburg lawyer who specializes in the employment laws of Pennsylvania may assist you in understanding what is contained in an employment contract. A lawyer can also lend counsel about what is fair to you in the contract, and can negotiate particular terms that will address your specific concerns as you enter or leave employment.