In Caddo Parish, Louisiana, an employment contract is agreement between an employer and employee which legally binds them to conditions stated in the work relationship. Many Louisiana 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 period provides the employee with a guarantee of job security if the conditions are met, and it further allows employers some measure of direct control over employee productivity.
Common Terms in Louisiana Employment Contracts
An employment contract in Louisiana will typically provide for the following terms: job position description, compensation, duration of employment period (or at-will), and grounds for promotion/termination. Some clauses are less common but still worthy of being noted. First, the contract may contain an arbitration clause which requires that parties forgo going to court over 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. Thirdly, non-compete clauses and confidentiality clauses make the information or work obtained or completed by contract employees subject to specific rules.
How Can a Caddo Parish Lawyer Help?
A Caddo Parish lawyer who specializes in the employment laws of Louisiana can assist you in understanding what is contained in an employment contract. Also, a lawyer will advise you about what you think is fair in the employment contract, and they can negotiate the specifics when you enter or leave employment.