In St. Matthews, 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 typically include many terms such as a description of the job, employment duration (generally at-will employment), compensation/benefits, and grounds for terminating. Contracts may also contain less commonly used clauses. First, arbitration clauses require parties to give up their rights to sue in court for any type of employment dispute.
Furthermore, the contract can contain a termination clause, also known as a "severance clause". Courts have held that employers who violate these clauses when firing a person may be sued 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 St. Matthews Lawyer Help?
An St. Matthews 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.