An employment contract in East Cleveland, consists of a legally binding agreement between the employer and the employee for conditions specified for the employment relationship. Contracts for employment in the state of Ohio are negotiable, which allows the parties to arrive at an agreement best suited to their work relationship. 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 Ohio Employment Contracts
Job descriptions, wage levels, length of time of employment (or more likely, at will employment), and grounds for promotion or termination are usually included in the majority of Ohio employment contracts. 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 contract can contain a termination clause, also known as a "severance clause". Courts have held that employers who violate these clauses when firing a person may be sued for wrongful termination. Third, confidentiality and non-compete clauses make all information obtained or work completed by an employee under contract subject to certain rules.
How Can an East Cleveland Lawyer Help?
East Cleveland lawyers who specialize employment laws for the state of Ohio can help you out in understanding the contents of any given employment contract. You may also get advice from a lawyer about fairness in the contract terms, and they will negotiate specific clauses that will meet your needs in beginning or ending employment.