Employment contracts in Plum, 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 a 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

Pennsylvania employment contracts typically 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 may also be included in the contract. These might include: first, an arbitration clause stating that the parties may not sue should a dispute arise regarding the employment

Additionally, 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. Thirdly, 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 Plum Lawyer Help?

Plum has many lawyers specializing in Pennsylvania employment law who may 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 specifics when you enter or leave employment.