A Moody, Alabama 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 Alabama, many employment contracts are negotiable to enable both parties to arrive at a unique agreement suitable for the circumstances. Employees with an employment contract specified a time of employment are provided with a guarantee of job security if conditions of the contract are met, and it allows their managers to have some form of control over productivity.

Common Terms in Alabama Employment Contracts

Terms that are included in the majority of employment contracts in Alabama include the job description, salary or wages, 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 instance, an arbitration clause may require the parties to forgo the right to sue in the event of an employment dispute.

Also, 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. Furthermore, 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 a Moody Lawyer Help?

An Moody attorney specializing in Alabama employment law may help you to understand what a given employment contract contains. 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.