Employment contracts in Fort Worth, 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. If conditions are met, the employment contract for a set period of time will provide the employee with a guarantee of job security. It also gives employees some degree of control directly 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, the contract can contain a termination clause, also known as a "severance clause". Courts have held that employers who violate these clauses when firing a person may be sued for wrongful termination. Moreover, information or work that is obtained or completed by an employee may be subject to confidentiality and non-compete clauses.
How Can a Fort Worth Lawyer Help?
Fort Worth has many lawyers specializing in Texas 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.