Wichita Employment Contracts Attorney

Find the right Employment Contracts attorney in Wichita, KS

In Wichita, Kansas, an employment contract is agreement between an employer and employee which legally binds them to conditions stated in the work relationship. Many employment contracts in Kansas are negotiable because both parties frequently find it beneficial to arrive on a unique agreement that best suits 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 Kansas Employment Contracts

Job descriptions, wage levels, length of time of employment (or more likely, at will employment), and grounds for promotion or termination are usually included in the majority of Kansas employment contracts. 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.

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 Furthermore, non-compete clauses and confidentiality clauses make the information or work obtained or completed by contract employees subject to specific rules.

How Can a Wichita Lawyer Help?

A Wichita lawyer who specializes in the employment laws of Kansas can assist you in understanding what is contained in an employment contract. Also, a lawyer will advise you about what you think is fair in the employment contract, and they can negotiate the specifics when you enter or leave employment.

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Life in Wichita

Wichita is the county seat of Sedgwick County in Kansas. With a population of over 372,000, it is the most populated city in all of Kansas, and ranks as the 51st largest U.S. city. In 2008, Wichita was named the #1 most affordable city to live in by MSN Real Estate. Newsmax Magazine has also named it the most "Uniquely American City". Due to its history in aviation and airplane science, Wichita is known as "The Air Capital of the World".

The city of Wichita has undergone considerable development over several decades. Old Town Wichita was renovated in the 1990's to include a hybrid-zone neighborhood complete with restaurants, hotels, residential homes, and nightclubs. Wichita also has several major shopping malls, a few of which host over 100 tenants.

Wichita is also a hub for academic and learning opportunities. Wichita State University, Newman University, and other technical and community colleges have established a presence in the city. Notable residents of Wichita have included actress Kirstie Alley, and Ann Durham, the mother of President Barack Obama.

Lawyers in Wichita, Kansas assist their clients by filing claims through the Municipal Court of the City in Wichita. Wichita's municipal court is the largest, most established municipal court in the state of Kansas. Also, many Wichita lawyers handle more complex legal claims in the 18th District Court for the County of Sedgwick.

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