An employment contract in Lakewood, consists of a legally binding agreement between the employer and the employee for conditions stated for the employment relationship. Contracts for employment in the state of Ohio are negotiable, which allows the parties to arrive at an agreement ideally suited to their work relationship. 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 Ohio Employment Contracts
Ohio 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. Contracts might 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.
Additionally, 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. Thirdly, confidentiality and non-compete clauses make any information obtained or work completed by an employee under contract subject to certain rules.
How Can a Lakewood Lawyer Help?
A Lakewood lawyer who specializes in the employment laws of Ohio can assist you in understanding what is contained in an employment contract. Also, a lawyer will advise you about what you think is fair in the employment contract, and they can negotiate the specifics when you enter or leave employment.