In Vandalia, 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. 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.
Second, 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. Additionally, non-compete clauses and confidentiality clauses make the information or work obtained or completed by contract employees subject to particular rules.
How Can a Vandalia Lawyer Help?
A Vandalia lawyer who specializes in the employment laws of Missouri may assist you in understanding what is contained in an employment contract. A lawyer can also lend counsel about what is fair to you in the contract, and can negotiate particular terms that will address your specific concerns as you enter or leave employment.