In Clayton, Missouri, an employment contract is agreement between an employer and employee which legally binds them to conditions specified in the work relationship. Contracts for employment in the state of Missouri are negotiable, which allows the parties to arrive at an agreement best 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 further lets employees have some direct control over the productivity of employees.
Common Terms in Missouri Employment Contracts
The majority of employment contracts in the state of Missouri include the following: salary or wages, job descriptions, duration of employment (if any - most are at will), and termination/advancement grounds. However, there are also other, less common, clauses that are worthy of notice. First, an arbitration clause requires parties to forego their rights to access the courts for any employment dispute.
Furthermore, the procedures for ending employment can be stated in a "termination clause". Courts may hold an employer who violates such clauses liable for wrongful termination. Also, work that is completed by an employee, or information obtained by them are covered in clauses known as confidentiality clauses and non-compete clauses.
How Can a Clayton Lawyer Help?
An Clayton attorney specializing in Missouri employment law can help you to understand what a given employment contract contains. Also, a lawyer will advise you about what you think is fair in the employment contract, and they can negotiate the details when you enter or leave employment.