Employment contracts in Shelby 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. 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.
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. Moreover, clauses covering confidentiality and non-compete clauses subject all information completed or obtained by employees to specific rules.
How Can a Shelby County Lawyer Help?
Shelby County has many lawyers specializing in Tennessee employment law who may help you understand what the terms of the employment contract are. 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.