Employment contracts in Washington County, Oregon are legally binding and consist of an agreement between employer and employee regarding stated work conditions. Many employment contracts in Oregon are negotiable because both parties frequently find it beneficial to arrive on an unique agreement that best suits the circumstances. If conditions are met, the employment contract for a set period 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 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, clauses covering confidentiality and non-compete clauses subject all information completed or obtained by employees to certain rules.
How Can a Washington County Lawyer Help?
An Washington County attorney specializing in Oregon employment law may help you to understand what a given employment contract contains. You can also obtain counsel from an attorney as to what is fair in a contract. They can also negotiate terms for you with regards to concerns with entering or terminating employment.