Oak Hill, employment contracts between an employer and employee legally bind them to particular conditions in their work relationship. In West Virginia, many employment contracts are negotiable to enable both parties to arrive at an unique agreement suitable for the circumstances. An employment contract for a set period provides the employee with a guarantee of job security if the conditions are met, and it further allows employers some measure of direct control over employee productivity.
Common Terms in West Virginia Employment Contracts
West Virginia employment contracts normally include many terms such as a description of the job, employment duration (generally at-will employment), compensation/benefits, and grounds for terminating. Contracts might 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.
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. Moreover, clauses covering confidentiality and non-compete clauses subject all information completed or obtained by employees to specific rules.
How Can an Oak Hill Lawyer Help?
Oak Hill has many lawyers specializing in West Virginia employment law who may help you understand what the terms of the employment contract are. 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.