Employment contracts in Athens, Tennessee are legally binding and consist of an agreement between employer and employee regarding stated work conditions. In Tennessee, many employment contracts are negotiable to enable both parties to arrive at an 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 Tennessee 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 Tennessee 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.
Additionally, details for ending employment may be outlined in a severance or termination clause. Violations of a termination clause can cause the employer to be held liable for wrongful termination Moreover, non-compete clauses and confidentiality clauses make the information or work obtained or completed by contract employees subject to particular rules.
How Can an Athens Lawyer Help?
An Athens lawyer who specializes in the employment laws of Tennessee can assist you in understanding what is contained in an employment contract. A lawyer can also lend counsel about what is fair to you in the contract, and can negotiate particular terms that will address your specific concerns as you enter or leave employment.