Employment contracts in Uniontown, Pennsylvania are legally binding and consist of an agreement between employer and employee regarding specified work conditions. In Pennsylvania, most employment contracts are negotiable to enable both parties to arrive at an unique agreement suitable for the circumstances. An employment contract for a set term provides the employee with a guarantee of job security if the conditions are met, and it also allows employers some measure of direct control over employee productivity.
Common Terms in Pennsylvania Employment Contracts
Pennsylvania employment contracts usually include many terms such as a description of the job, employment duration (generally at-will employment), compensation/benefits, and grounds for terminating. Contracts may also contain less commonly used clauses. First, arbitration clauses require parties to give up their rights to sue in court for any type of employment dispute.
Furthermore, 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. Also, information or work that is obtained or completed by an employee may be subject to confidentiality and non-compete clauses.
How Can an Uniontown Lawyer Help?
An Uniontown 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 certain terms that will address your particular concerns as you enter or leave employment.