Employment contracts in Tigard, 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

Oregon 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 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 a Tigard Lawyer Help?

Tigard has many lawyers specializing in Oregon employment law who can help you understand what the terms of the employment contract are. 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 end employment.