In Henderson, 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 a 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

Kentucky employment contracts normally include many terms such as a description of the job, employment duration (generally at-will employment), compensation/benefits, and grounds for terminating. Other clauses that are less common might also be contained in the contract. These might include: first, an arbitration clause stating that the parties may not sue should a dispute arise regarding the employment

Second, 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 Additionally, information or work that is obtained or completed by an employee may be subject to confidentiality and non-compete clauses.

How Can a Henderson Lawyer Help?

An Henderson attorney specializing in Kentucky employment law can help you to understand what a given employment contract contains. 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 end employment.