An employment contract in Omaha, consists of a legally binding agreement between the employer and the employee for conditions stated for the employment relationship. In Nebraska, many employment contracts are negotiable to enable both parties to arrive at a unique agreement suitable for the circumstances. An employment contract for a set period provides the employee with a guarantee of job security if the conditions are met, and it further allows employers some measure of direct control over employee productivity.
Common Terms in Nebraska Employment Contracts
An employment contract in Nebraska will usually 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 instance, an arbitration clause may require the parties to forgo the right to sue in the event of an employment dispute.
Also, 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. Furthermore, 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 Omaha Lawyer Help?
Omaha lawyers who specialize employment laws for the state of Nebraska may help you out in understanding the contents of any given employment contract. An attorney will also counsel you in obtaining what is fair to you in the contract terms, and they can help negotiate agreements addressing your needs as you begin or terminate employment.