A Peoria, Arizona 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 Arizona, many employment contracts are negotiable to enable both parties to arrive at a 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
Arizona employment contracts usually include many terms such as a description of the job, employment duration (generally at-will employment), compensation/benefits, and grounds for terminating. Nonetheless, 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.
Also, the contract can contain a termination clause, also known as a "severance clause". Courts have held that employers who violate these clauses when firing a person may be sued for wrongful termination. Furthermore, information or work that is obtained or completed by an employee may be subject to confidentiality and non-compete clauses.
How Can a Peoria Lawyer Help?
Peoria 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 certain clauses that will meet your needs in beginning or ending employment.