In Alexandria, Kentucky, 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 Kentucky are negotiable because both parties frequently find it beneficial to arrive on an 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 Kentucky 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 Kentucky employment contracts. Please note, however, that contracts can contain other less common clauses. First, for instance, an arbitration clause may require the parties to forgo the right to sue in the event of an employment dispute.

Also, termination or severance clauses detail the procedure for ending employment. Courts have held that when an employer violates these in firing an employee, the employee may sue 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 an Alexandria Lawyer Help?

Alexandria has many lawyers specializing in Kentucky employment law who may help you understand what the terms of the employment contract are. An attorney will also counsel you in obtaining what is fair to you in the contract terms, and they can help negotiate agreements addressing your needs as you begin or terminate employment.