This contract, dated on the ____ day of ______________ in the year 20____, is made between ___________________________ (Employer name) and _______________ [employee name] of _________________ [city, state]. This document constitutes an employment agreement between these two parties and is governed by the laws of Maryland.
WHEREAS the Employer desires to retain the Employee’s services, and the Employee desires to render such services, these terms and conditions are set forth.
IN CONSIDERATION of this mutual understanding, the parties agree to the following terms and conditions:
The Employee agrees that he or she will faithfully and, to the best of their ability, carry out the duties and responsibilities communicated to them by the Employer including accommodating work requested by the management. The Employee shall comply with all company policies, rules, and procedures at all times.
As a ________________ [job title], it is the duty of the Employee to perform all essential job functions and duties. From time to time, the Employer may also add other duties within the Employee’s work’s reasonable scope.
As compensation for the services provided, the Employee shall be paid a wage of $25 per hour with a minimum of at least 4 consecutive hours per day and will be subject to an annual performance review.
It is expressly agreed that the Employee is an independent contractor and that the Parties’ relationship shall not constitute a partnership, joint venture, or agency. Neither Party shall have the authority to make any statements, representations or commitments of any kind, or take any action, which shall be binding on the other Party, without Prior consent of such other Party.
Further, the employee is not entitled to employment benefits such as medical insurance, retirement benefit plans, etc. Employee shall pay his/her own taxes.
Following the probationary period, the Employee shall be eligible for the following paid time off:
- [length of time for vacation]
- [length of time for sick/personal days]
- Bereavement leave may be granted if necessary.
The employer reserves the right to modify any paid time off policies.
The term of this Agreement shall be 12 months. However, either party may terminate this relationship at any time provided 30 days written notice is delivered to the other party.
The Company may terminate this agreement on grounds of: incompetence, including lack of productivity or poor quality work, insubordination and related issues such as dishonesty or breaking Company rules; attendance issues such as frequent absenteeism or chronic tardiness; theft or other criminal behavior including revealing trade secrets.
The Employee agrees to return any Employer property upon termination.
- Non-Competition and Confidentiality
As an Employee, you will have access to confidential information that is the property of the Employer. Confidential information entails information that is unknown to the general public it includes: client listing, pricing, pitching deck, vendor list among others. You are not permitted to disclose this information outside of the Company without the Company’s approval. The Company’s information, assets, and work should not be transferred to a personal email or hard drive without relevant authorization.
During your time of Employment with the Employer, you may not engage in any work for another Employer that is related to or in competition with the Company. You will fully disclose to your Employer any other Employment relationships that you have, and you will be permitted to seek other employment provided that (a.) it does not detract from your ability to fulfill your duties, and (b.) you are not assisting another organization in competing with the employer.
It is further acknowledged that upon the termination of your employment, you will not solicit business from any of the Employer’s clients for a period of at least 2 years.
Any dispute arising from rights and obligations under this Agreement will be solved through Arbitration under the American Arbitration Association’s Rules. The Parties agree to surrender to Maryland courts’ jurisdiction if the dispute is not solved through arbitration.
This contract represents the entire agreement between the two parties and supersedes any previous written or oral agreement. This agreement may be modified at any time, provided the written consent of both the Employer and the Employee.
- Legal Authorization
The Employee agrees that he or she is fully authorized to work in the United States and can prove this with legal documentation. The Employer will obtain this document for legal records.
The parties agree that if any portion of this contract is found to be void or unenforceable, it shall be struck from the record, and the remaining provisions will retain their full force and effect.
This contract shall be governed, interpreted, and construed per the laws of Maryland.
In witness and agreement whereof, the Employer has executed this contract with the due process through the authorization of official company agents and with the consent of the Employee, given here in writing.
Employee Signature Date
Company Official Signature Date
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