Employment contracts in Amarillo, Texas are legally binding and consist of an agreement between employer and employee regarding stated work conditions. Many Texas 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 Texas Employment Contracts
Texas employment contracts normally 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.
Also, 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. 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 Amarillo Lawyer Help?
An Amarillo lawyer who specializes in the employment laws of Texas 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.