As with any other contract, the terms of an employment contract must be definite enough that the courts can tell reasonably certainly what each party has promised to do under the contract. Friedman v. Tappan Development Corp., 22 N.J. 523, 531 (1956). These terms should include, at a minimum, the length of employment and the circumstances under which it can be terminated.
Where there is an employment contract for a fixed period of time, and that period has passed, the courts will not find that the contract has become a year-to-year contract, unless the intent to do so is clearly stated in the contract. Craffey v. Bergen County Util.¸315 N.J. Super. 345, 352 (App.Div. 1998), certif.. denied, 158 N.J. 74 (1999).
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