An Anchorage, Alaska employment contract is an agreement where the employer and employee each intend to legally bind the other to certain conditions in the work relationship. In Alaska, most employment contracts are negotiable to enable both parties to arrive at an unique agreement suitable for the circumstances. The employment contract setting a term helps give employees a guarantee of job stability upon meeting the conditions, and it further lets employees have some direct control over the productivity of employees.
Common Terms in Alaska Employment Contracts
Terms that are included in the majority of employment contracts in Alaska include the job description, salary or compensation, length of employment (or if it at will) and grounds for termination or advancement. Please note, however, that contracts can contain other less common clauses. First, for example, an arbitration clause might require the parties to forgo the right to sue in the event of an employment dispute.
Second, a severance clause or "termination clause" outlines the process for ending the employment. Courts have held employers liable for wrongful termination when violating such clauses. Also, work that is completed by an employee, or information obtained by them are covered in clauses known as confidentiality clauses and non-compete clauses.
How Can an Anchorage Lawyer Help?
Anchorage lawyers who specialize employment laws for the state of Alaska can help you out in understanding the contents of any given employment contract. An attorney will also counsel you in obtaining what is fair to you in the contract terms, and they can help negotiate agreements addressing your needs as you begin or end employment.