Employment contracts in Beaumont, 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
An employment contract in Texas will typically provide for the following terms: job position description, compensation, duration of employment period (or at-will), and grounds for promotion/termination. 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.
Also, a severance clause or "termination clause" outlines the process for ending the employment. Courts have held employers liable for wrongful termination when violating such clauses. Additionally, information or work that is obtained or completed by an employee may be subject to confidentiality and non-compete clauses.
How Can a Beaumont Lawyer Help?
An Beaumont attorney specializing in Texas 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.