An employment contract in Oklahoma County, 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 Oklahoma are negotiable, which allows the parties to arrive at an agreement best suited to their work relationship. Employees with an employment contract specified a time of employment are provided with a guarantee of job security if conditions of the contract are met, and it allows their managers to have some type of control over productivity.
Common Terms in Oklahoma Employment Contracts
The majority of employment contracts in the state of Oklahoma include the following: salary or wages, job descriptions, duration of employment (if any - most are at will), and termination/advancement grounds. 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.
Secondly, the procedures for ending employment can be stated in a "termination clause". Courts may hold an employer who violates such clauses 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 Oklahoma County Lawyer Help?
An Oklahoma County attorney specializing in Oklahoma employment law can help you to understand what a given employment contract contains. 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.