What You Need To Know About Employment Contracts
We represent both employees and employers in the negotiation and drafting of employment agreements.
An employment contract is an oral or written agreement between an employer and an employee in which both provide the other something of value. To create an enforceable employment contract, an employer must make a specific offer and there must be an acceptance of the terms of the offer by the employee. Normally the employee accepts the offer by remaining on the job and continuing to work. In addition, there usually must be a meeting of the minds or mutual intent that the promise be binding.
The parties to a contract have a covenant of “good faith and fair dealing” towards each other. As a general rule, this covenant does not limit the employer’s right to dismiss an employee. However, a dismissal based on illegal motivation provides an employee the right to sue for breach of the covenant.
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