An Alma, Arkansas 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 Arkansas, most employment contracts are negotiable to enable both parties to arrive at an 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 type of control over productivity.
Common Terms in Arkansas Employment Contracts
Job descriptions, wage levels, length of time of employment (or more likely, at will employment), and grounds for promotion or termination are normally included in the majority of Arkansas employment contracts. However, there are also other, less common, clauses that are worthy of notice. First, an arbitration clause requires parties to forego their rights to access the courts for any employment dispute.
Second, details for ending employment may be outlined in a severance or termination clause. Violations of a termination clause can cause the employer to be held liable for wrongful termination Thirdly, information or work that is obtained or completed by an employee may be subject to confidentiality and non-compete clauses.
How Can an Alma Lawyer Help?
An Alma attorney specializing in Arkansas employment law can help you to understand what a given employment contract contains. 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.