You just got a job offer. Congratulations! But as one of the top Tempe employment agencies PrideStaff knows before you sign an employment contract, you need to ensure all the details are explained clearly and meet your expectations. Otherwise, you could be in for some unpleasant surprises when you start your new job. Before signing on the dotted line, be sure to review the following:
When you’re signing a contract for a new job, you need to ensure it’s for the role you expect. The last thing you want is to be stuck in a job doing tasks that are menial or boring, or far beyond your abilities. In the employment contract, make sure that the job description is explained, including important duties and expectations.
Make sure your employment contract covers compensation details, such as salary, bonuses and any additional areas of payment. If you do get a bonus, ensure you understand whether or not this is contingent upon meeting certain performance expectations. Also, review whether benefits are guaranteed or whether they can change.
The employment contract should also include language about whether you are an at-will or a just cause employee. When you’re an at will worker, your company can terminate your employment at any time, for any legal reason – which includes no reason at all. Instead, you want to ensure you’re a just cause employee, where an employer has much more limited ability to terminate your job.
For various reasons, some employers don’t let their employees perform extra work on the side. If you do have additional contract or freelance clients set up, you need to ensure your employment contract allows for those relationships to continue. If it doesn’t, you could lose your job by continuing to work for them.
If you create or invent a product or service during your employment, then that product or service will likely belong to your employer…not to you. If this is a problem for you, then you need to ensure your employment contract states otherwise.
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