In Benton, Kentucky, an employment contract is agreement between an employer and employee which legally binds them to conditions specified in the work relationship. Most employment contracts in Kentucky are negotiable because both parties often find it beneficial to arrive on an unique agreement that best suits the circumstances. Employment contracts specifying a term 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 example, an arbitration clause might require the parties to forgo the right to sue in the event of an employment dispute.
Furthermore, 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 Thirdly, information or work that is obtained or completed by an employee may be subject to confidentiality and non-compete clauses.
How Can a Benton Lawyer Help?
An Benton attorney specializing in Kentucky employment law can help you to understand what a given employment contract contains. 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.