Individual Employment Contracts

The contracts are formal and written for a fixed term, typically from one to five years.
They are typically secured for higher-level management and workers with valuable skills.  Damages for breach are typically limited to salary or other compensation.  Specific performance is rarely awarded.  Given the inadequacy of a damage remedy for an employer, however, courts often prohibit employees from working for a competitor for the duration of the contract.  But generally, Ks are disadvantageous to employers because it is difficult to show damages – that one person affects the bottom line, foreseeablility, employee has few assets, specific performance or forcing the employee to work is against the anti-slavery sentiment of the Constitution