An employment contract in Norfolk, 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 a 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

An employment contract in Nebraska will typically provide for the following terms: job position description, compensation, duration of employment period (or at-will), and grounds for promotion/termination. 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.

Second, 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. Third, confidentiality and non-compete clauses make all information obtained or work completed by an employee under contract subject to certain rules.

How Can a Norfolk Lawyer Help?

Lawyers in Norfolk who specialize in Nebraska employment laws may assist you in determining what employment contracts contain. 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.