In Boone County, Missouri, an employment contract is agreement between an employer and employee which legally binds them to conditions stated in the work relationship. Contracts for employment in the state of Missouri are negotiable, which allows the parties to arrive at an agreement ideally suited to their work relationship. The employment contract setting a term helps give employees a guarantee of job stability upon meeting the conditions, and it also lets employees have some direct control over the productivity of employees.
Common Terms in Missouri Employment Contracts
Terms that are included in the majority of employment contracts in Missouri include the job description, salary or wages, length of employment (or if it at will) and grounds for termination or advancement. Contracts might 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.
Also, 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. Also, information or work that is obtained or completed by an employee may be subject to confidentiality and non-compete clauses.
How Can a Boone County Lawyer Help?
An Boone County attorney specializing in Missouri employment law may 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 terminate employment.