When Pennsylvania business owners take steps to expand their enterprise, they often need to hire outside help to ensure that everything gets completed as necessary. It can be exciting to hire employees because this step can represent a turning point for a company and signify continued success. However, it is important to have an employment contract when hiring workers.

Having an employment contract can help prevent confusion about benefits and expectations of the job. First, a future employer can enumerate the details of the job is and the duties and responsibilities associated with the role. The contract can also explain employment benefits and stipulations for time off, including paid sick days, vacation time and whether unpaid sick days are an option.

It is also important to include information regarding ending the contract. In some cases, employment contracts can include a specific time at which the contract expires. When it comes to terminating an employee’s contract, it is important to include information about how much notice will be given before ending the contract, whether any bonuses or severance will be provided, and whether early termination could occur.

The amount of information to include in an employment contract can depend on the exact nature of the position. Because such contracts can vary greatly, it is important that Pennsylvania employers understand the terms that could best suit their circumstances. Discussing the creation of this type of document with knowledgeable attorneys could better ensure that important terms for a specific job are included and that the document is created properly.