Employment contracts in Montgomery County, Tennessee are legally binding and consist of an agreement between employer and employee regarding stated work conditions. Many Tennessee employment contracts can be negotiable since both parties benefit from a suitable agreement that is unique to their circumstances. An employment contract for a set period provides the employee with a guarantee of job security if the conditions are met, and it further allows employers some measure of direct control over employee productivity.
Common Terms in Tennessee Employment Contracts
The majority of employment contracts in the state of Tennessee include the following: salary or wages, job descriptions, length of employment (if any - most are at will), and termination/advancement grounds. Some clauses are less common but still worthy of being noted. First, the contract may contain an arbitration clause which requires that parties forgo going to court over an employment dispute.
Additionally, termination or severance clauses detail the procedure for ending employment. Courts have held that when an employer violates these in firing an employee, the employee may sue for wrongful termination. Furthermore, 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 Montgomery County Lawyer Help?
A Montgomery County lawyer who specializes in the employment laws of Tennessee can assist you in understanding what is contained in an employment contract. Also, a lawyer will advise you about what you think is fair in the employment contract, and they can negotiate the specifics when you enter or leave employment.