Employment contracts in East Providence, Rhode Island are legally binding and consist of an agreement between employer and employee regarding stated work conditions. In Rhode Island, many employment contracts are negotiable to enable both parties to arrive at an unique agreement suitable for the circumstances. The employment contract setting a term helps give employees a guarantee of job stability upon meeting the conditions, and it also lets employees have some direct control over the productivity of employees.
Common Terms in Rhode Island Employment Contracts
Terms that are included in the majority of employment contracts in Rhode Island include the job description, salary or wages, length of employment (or if it at will) and grounds for termination or advancement. Some clauses are less common but still worthy of being noted. First, the contract may contain an arbitration clause which requires that parties forgo going to court over an 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. Moreover, 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 an East Providence Lawyer Help?
An East Providence attorney specializing in Rhode Island 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.