Employment contracts in Indiana, 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. Employment contracts specifying a period 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 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. Nonetheless, there are also other, less common, clauses that are worthy of notice. First, an arbitration clause requires parties to forego their rights to access the courts for any 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. Thirdly, information or work that is obtained or completed by an employee may be subject to confidentiality and non-compete clauses.
How Can an Indiana Lawyer Help?
An Indiana attorney specializing in Pennsylvania 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.