A Palmer, Alaska employment contract is an agreement where the employer and employee each intend to legally bind the other to specificed conditions in the work relationship. In Alaska, many employment contracts are negotiable to enable both parties to arrive at a 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 also 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 wages, length of employment (or if it at will) and grounds for termination or advancement. Contracts might also contain less commonly used clauses. First, arbitration clauses require parties to give up their rights to sue in court for any type of employment dispute.

Also, the procedures for ending employment can be stated in a "termination clause". Courts may hold an employer who violates such clauses liable for wrongful termination. Thirdly, confidentiality and non-compete clauses make any information obtained or work completed by an employee under contract subject to certain rules.

How Can a Palmer Lawyer Help?

A Palmer lawyer who specializes in the employment laws of Alaska can assist you in understanding what is contained in an employment contract. Also, a lawyer will advise you about what you think is fair in the employment contract, and they can negotiate the specifics when you enter or leave employment.