Grafton, employment contracts between an employer and employee legally bind them to particular conditions in their work relationship. In West Virginia, most employment contracts are negotiable to enable both parties to arrive at an unique agreement suitable for the circumstances. An employment contract for a set term provides the employee with a guarantee of job security if the conditions are met, and it also allows employers some measure of direct control over employee productivity.
Common Terms in West Virginia Employment Contracts
Job descriptions, wage levels, length of time of employment (or more likely, at will employment), and grounds for promotion or termination are typically included in the majority of West Virginia employment contracts. Some clauses are less common but still worthy of being noted. First, the contract might include an arbitration clause which requires that parties forgo going to court over an employment dispute.
Furthermore, details for ending employment may be outlined in a severance or termination clause. Violations of a termination clause can cause the employer to be held liable for wrongful termination Additionally, clauses covering confidentiality and non-compete clauses subject all information completed or obtained by employees to specific rules.
How Can a Grafton Lawyer Help?
Grafton has many lawyers specializing in West Virginia employment law who can help you understand what the terms of the employment contract are. You may also get advice from a lawyer about fairness in the contract terms, and they will negotiate particular clauses that will meet your needs in beginning or ending employment.