Employment contracts in Yankton, South Dakota are legally binding and consist of an agreement between employer and employee regarding stated work conditions. In South Dakota, many employment contracts are negotiable to enable both parties to arrive at a unique agreement suitable for the circumstances. Employment contracts specifying a period of employment provide employees with some measure of job security if conditions are satisfied. They further permit the employer to directly control employee productivity to some degree.

Common Terms in South Dakota Employment Contracts

Job descriptions, wage levels, length of time of employment (or more likely, at will employment), and grounds for promotion or termination are typically included in the majority of South Dakota employment contracts. Please note, however, that contracts can contain other less common clauses. First, for instance, an arbitration clause may require the parties to forgo the right to sue in the event of an employment dispute.

Moreover, 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. Also, non-compete clauses and confidentiality clauses make the information or work obtained or completed by contract employees subject to particular rules.

How Can a Yankton Lawyer Help?

An Yankton attorney specializing in South Dakota employment law may help you to understand what a given employment contract contains. 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 terminate employment.