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

The majority of employment contracts in the state of Washington include the following: salary or wages, job descriptions, duration of employment (if any - most are at will), and termination/advancement grounds. Contracts may 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.

Secondly, 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. Third, clauses covering confidentiality and non-compete clauses subject all information completed or obtained by employees to certain rules.

How Can a Toppenish Lawyer Help?

Toppenish has many lawyers specializing in Washington employment law who can 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 specific terms that will address your individual concerns as you enter or leave employment.