Employment contracts in Albany, Oregon are legally binding and consist of an agreement between employer and employee regarding specified work conditions. Most employment contracts in Oregon are negotiable because both parties often find it beneficial to arrive on a unique agreement that best suits the circumstances. If conditions are met, the employment contract for a set amount of time will provide the employee with a guarantee of job security. It also gives employees some degree of control directly over employee productivity.
Common Terms in Oregon Employment Contracts
Job descriptions, wage levels, length of time of employment (or more likely, at will employment), and grounds for promotion or termination are normally included in the majority of Oregon employment contracts. However, there are also other, less common, clauses that are worthy of notice. First, an arbitration clause requires parties to forego their rights to access the courts for any 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. Also, 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 Albany Lawyer Help?
Albany lawyers who specialize employment laws for the state of Oregon can help you out in understanding the contents of any given employment contract. A lawyer can also lend counsel about what is fair to you in the contract, and can negotiate certain terms that will address your particular concerns as you enter or leave employment.