In Richmond, 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. Employees with an employment contract specified a time of employment are provided with a guarantee of job security if conditions of the contract are met, and it allows their managers to have some type of control over productivity.
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, 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, 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 Richmond Lawyer Help?
An Richmond 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.