A Texarkana, 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 an 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. Some clauses are less common but still worthy of being noted. First, the contract might include an arbitration clause which requires that parties forgo going to court over an employment dispute.
Furthermore, 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 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 Texarkana Lawyer Help?
Texarkana has many lawyers specializing in Arkansas employment law who can help you understand what the terms of the employment contract are. Also, a lawyer will advise you about what you think is fair in the employment contract, and they can negotiate the details when you enter or leave employment.