A Pine Bluff, Arkansas 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 Arkansas, most employment contracts are negotiable to enable both parties to arrive at a unique agreement suitable for the circumstances. Employment contracts specifying a term of employment provide employees with some measure of job security if conditions are satisfied. They further permit the employer to directly control employee productivity to some degree.

Common Terms in Arkansas Employment Contracts

Terms that are included in the majority of employment contracts in Arkansas include the job description, salary or compensation, length of employment (or if it at will) and grounds for termination or advancement. Other clauses that are less common might also be contained in the contract. These might include: first, an arbitration clause stating that the parties may not sue should a dispute arise regarding the employment

Secondly, 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. Third, confidentiality and non-compete clauses make all information obtained or work completed by an employee under contract subject to certain rules.

How Can a Pine Bluff Lawyer Help?

Pine Bluff has many lawyers specializing in Arkansas employment law who can help you understand what the terms of the employment contract are. 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.