Longview, employment contracts between an employer and employee legally bind them to specific conditions in their work relationship. Many employment contracts in Washington are negotiable because both parties frequently find it beneficial to arrive on a unique agreement that best suits the 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 Washington Employment Contracts

An employment contract in Washington will typically provide for the following terms: job position description, compensation, duration of employment period (or at-will), and grounds for promotion/termination. Some clauses are less common but still worthy of being noted. First, the contract may contain an arbitration clause which requires that parties forgo going to court over 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. Thirdly, confidentiality and non-compete clauses make any information obtained or work completed by an employee under contract subject to certain rules.

How Can a Longview Lawyer Help?

A Longview lawyer who specializes in the employment laws of Washington 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.