Ashland, employment contracts between an employer and employee legally bind them to certain conditions in their work relationship. Many employment contracts in Wisconsin are negotiable because both parties frequently find it beneficial to arrive on an 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 also lets employees have some direct control over the productivity of employees.
Common Terms in Wisconsin Employment Contracts
Wisconsin employment contracts usually include many terms such as a description of the job, employment duration (generally at-will employment), compensation/benefits, and grounds for terminating. 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, termination or severance clauses detail the procedure for ending employment. Courts have held that when an employer violates these in firing an employee, the employee may sue for wrongful termination. Also, information or work that is obtained or completed by an employee may be subject to confidentiality and non-compete clauses.
How Can an Ashland Lawyer Help?
An Ashland lawyer who specializes in the employment laws of Wisconsin can assist you in understanding what is contained in an employment contract. A lawyer can also lend counsel about what is fair to you in the contract, and can negotiate certain terms that will address your particular concerns as you enter or leave employment.