Employment Contracts

In Oregon, as in a majority of the United States, most of the non-unionized, non-management workforce is employed "at the will of" their employers. In other cases, an employee works under a contract that defines some or all the terms and conditions of his or her employment. Employment contracts may define position responsibilities, work hours, confidentiality of information, duration, and payment or wage terms.

Most importantly, an employment contract may define what constitutes sufficient cause for termination. Breach of an employment contract by an employer may entitled the employee to recover damages in the form of lost wages and/or benefits through negotiation or litigation.

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