Employment contracts in Fairfax County, Virginia are legally binding and consist of an agreement between employer and employee regarding specified work conditions. Contracts for employment in the state of Virginia are negotiable, which allows the parties to arrive at an agreement best suited to their work relationship. The employment contract setting a term helps give employees a guarantee of job stability upon meeting the conditions, and it further lets employees have some direct control over the productivity of employees.
Common Terms in Virginia Employment Contracts
Terms that are included in the majority of employment contracts in Virginia include the job description, salary or compensation, length of employment (or if it at will) and grounds for termination or advancement. Please note, however, that contracts can contain other less common clauses. First, for example, an arbitration clause might require the parties to forgo the right to sue in the event of an employment dispute.
Second, 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. Thirdly, non-compete clauses and confidentiality clauses make the information or work obtained or completed by contract employees subject to particular rules.
How Can a Fairfax County Lawyer Help?
An Fairfax County attorney specializing in Virginia employment law can 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 end employment.