An Ankeny, Iowa employment contract is an agreement where the employer and employee each intend to legally bind the other to specificed conditions in the work relationship. Iowa contracts are mostly negotiable since both employer and employee benefit from an agreement that is tailored to their particular work setting. The employment contract setting a term helps give employees a guarantee of job stability upon meeting the conditions, and it further lets employees have some direct control over the productivity of employees.
Common Terms in Iowa Employment Contracts
An employment contract in Iowa will typically provide for the following terms: job position description, compensation, duration of employment period (or at-will), and grounds for promotion/termination. Please note, however, that contracts can contain other less common clauses. First, for example, an arbitration clause might require the parties to forgo the right to sue in the event of an employment dispute.
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, work that is completed by an employee, or information obtained by them are covered in clauses known as confidentiality clauses and non-compete clauses.
How Can an Ankeny Lawyer Help?
An Ankeny lawyer who specializes in the employment laws of Iowa may assist you in understanding what is contained in an employment contract. You can also obtain counsel from an attorney as to what is fair in a contract. They can also negotiate terms for you with regards to concerns with entering or leaving employment.