In Owensboro, Kentucky, an employment contract is agreement between an employer and employee which legally binds them to conditions specified in the work relationship. Most Kentucky employment contracts can be negotiable since both parties benefit from a suitable agreement that is unique to their circumstances. An employment contract for a set term provides the employee with a guarantee of job security if the conditions are met, and it also allows employers some measure of direct control over employee productivity.
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. 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, a severance clause or "termination clause" outlines the process for ending the employment. Courts have held employers liable for wrongful termination when violating such clauses. Additionally, information or work that is obtained or completed by an employee may be subject to confidentiality and non-compete clauses.
How Can an Owensboro Lawyer Help?
An Owensboro attorney specializing in Kentucky employment law can help you to understand what a given employment contract contains. You may also get advice from a lawyer about fairness in the contract terms, and they will negotiate particular clauses that will meet your needs in beginning or ending employment.