Employment contracts in Mechanicsburg, 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 an unique agreement that best suits the circumstances. 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 Pennsylvania Employment Contracts
Job descriptions, wage levels, length of time of employment (or more likely, at will employment), and grounds for promotion or termination are typically included in the majority of Pennsylvania employment contracts. 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, 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, information or work that is obtained or completed by an employee may be subject to confidentiality and non-compete clauses.
How Can a Mechanicsburg Lawyer Help?
A Mechanicsburg 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.