An employment contract in Elkhorn, consists of a legally binding agreement between the employer and the employee for conditions specified for the employment relationship. In Nebraska, most employment contracts are negotiable to enable both parties to arrive at an unique agreement suitable for the circumstances. An employment contract for a set term provides the employee with a guarantee of job security if the conditions are met, and it also allows employers some measure of direct control over employee productivity.
Common Terms in Nebraska Employment Contracts
Nebraska employment contracts typically include many terms such as a description of the job, employment duration (generally at-will employment), compensation/benefits, and grounds for terminating. Please note, however, that contracts can contain other less common clauses. First, for example, an arbitration clause might require the parties to forgo the right to sue in the event of an employment dispute.
Furthermore, details for ending employment may be outlined in a severance or termination clause. Violations of a termination clause can cause the employer to be held liable for wrongful termination Additionally, non-compete clauses and confidentiality clauses make the information or work obtained or completed by contract employees subject to specific rules.
How Can an Elkhorn Lawyer Help?
An Elkhorn lawyer who specializes in the employment laws of Nebraska 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 specific terms that will address your individual concerns as you enter or leave employment.