A Maricopa County, Arizona employment contract is an agreement where the employer and employee each intend to legally bind the other to particular conditions in the work relationship. In Arizona, many employment contracts are negotiable to enable both parties to arrive at an unique agreement suitable for the circumstances. Employment contracts specifying a period 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 Arizona Employment Contracts
Job descriptions, wage levels, length of time of employment (or more likely, at will employment), and grounds for promotion or termination are typically included in the majority of Arizona employment contracts. Some clauses are less common but still worthy of being noted. First, the contract may contain an arbitration clause which requires that parties forgo going to court over an employment dispute.
Additionally, 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 Moreover, confidentiality and non-compete clauses make any information obtained or work completed by an employee under contract subject to specific rules.
How Can a Maricopa County Lawyer Help?
Maricopa County has many lawyers specializing in Arizona employment law who may help you understand what the terms of the employment contract are. You may also get advice from a lawyer about fairness in the contract terms, and they will negotiate particular clauses that will meet your needs in beginning or ending employment.