Employment Contracts in Texas
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Whether you are bringing on an independent contractor in a temporary capacity
or hiring a new full-time worker, a quality employment contract can protect
the best interests of both yourself as the employer and your new employee.
With an employment agreement in place, you as the employer have thoroughly
laid the groundwork for what you can expect of your new associate and
they, in turn, are aware of what is expected of them.
A good employment agreement will detail numerous aspects of the employer/employee
agreement, including things such as rate of pay, working hours, working
duties, and consequences of contract violation. Without a written and
acknowledged agreement, you could lose your ability to protect yourself
from a wrongful termination lawsuit in the event you need to end your
When you need assistance in the process of creating an employment contract,
call Toppins Law Firm, P.C. at (713) 574-2299 and speak with a skilled
Houston business lawyer.
Sound Agreements in an “At-Will” State
The state of Texas allows employment to be considered “At Will,”
which means an employer could terminate the employment of one of their
workers at any time, so long as the termination is not for refusal to
do anything illegal while on the job. An employment agreement can protect
or modify this, such as by designating a term of employment or specific
duties that will be performed.
Employment agreements can include some of the following terms of employment:
- Rate of pay
- Method and frequency of pay distribution
- Work location
- Job duties and responsibilities
- Disciplinary procedures
- Expected results
With a thoroughly drafted and carefully vetted employment agreement, all
of these aspects of an employment term and more can be covered and clearly
outlined to avoid any confusion or conflicts for the duration of an employment
relationship. If either side should violate the terms of the agreement,
then the other would be legally protected by the agreement should the
need to go to court arise.
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Toppins Law Firm, P.C. has extensive experience in the legal departments of some of the biggest
companies in the United States, including Macy’s and Exxon. Since
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