Montpelier, employment contracts between an employer and employee legally bind them to particular conditions in their work relationship. Many employment contracts in Vermont are negotiable because both parties frequently find it beneficial to arrive on a unique agreement that best suits the circumstances. If conditions are met, the employment contract for a set period of time will provide the employee with a guarantee of job security. It also gives employees some degree of control directly over employee productivity.
Common Terms in Vermont 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 Vermont employment contracts. Contracts might 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.
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. Moreover, information or work that is obtained or completed by an employee may be subject to confidentiality and non-compete clauses.
How Can a Montpelier Lawyer Help?
Montpelier has many lawyers specializing in Vermont employment law who may help you understand what the terms of the employment contract are. 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.