Employment contracts are also commonly an issue of dispute. An employment contract usually includes the job role of the employee, duties, responsibilities, compensation, benefits, hours, vacation time, breaks, and other terms. A dispute over the contract can involve the employer failing to fulfill their requirements or an employee failing to perform according to the terms of the contract.
Some employment contracts include boilerplate language that the employer and employee never really consider, which can create problems down the road. For example, many contracts include a non-compete clause. However, many of these non-compete clauses have been ruled to be unenforceable. In some cases, the employer can be sued for including such language. It is important for employees and employers to understand the language of the contract, and what it might mean for them. Your attorney can review any contract you are about to sign and explain the problems that may arise given the terms and conditions.