Employment contracts in Philadelphia, 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. 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
Pennsylvania employment contracts normally include many terms such as a description of the job, employment duration (generally at-will employment), compensation/benefits, and grounds for terminating. 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
Furthermore, the contract can contain a termination clause, also known as a "severance clause". Courts have held that employers who violate these clauses when firing a person may be sued for wrongful termination. Additionally, confidentiality and non-compete clauses make all information obtained or work completed by an employee under contract subject to specific rules.
How Can a Philadelphia Lawyer Help?
Philadelphia has many lawyers specializing in Pennsylvania employment law who can help you understand what the terms of the employment contract are. Also, a lawyer will advise you about what you think is fair in the employment contract, and they can negotiate the details when you enter or leave employment.