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Employment Contract Review For Iowa Employees

Our employment law attorneys know and understand that there are times in the employer-employee relationship when the employee is at a disadvantage. One of those times is when an employer asks an employee to sign a contract or employment agreement of some kind.

Our Des Moines employment law attorneys at Hedberg & Boulton, P.C., have been supporting Iowa workers for decades. They can provide legal guidance, advice and an employment contract review when an employer asks you to sign an employment agreement or some other type of employment contract.

The Employer-Employee Relationship In Iowa

In general, the employment laws in Iowa state that employment is at will. This means that an employer can fire you for any reason or no reason at all, with the exception that an employer cannot discriminate against you if you are in a protected class. Likewise, an employee can quit working for an employer for any reason or no reason at all.

However, an employment agreement or contract can change the terms of an employer-employee relationship. An employer and employee can agree to specific terms regarding an employee’s employment.

Types Of Employment Contracts

There are several different types of employment contracts that can identify the rights and responsibilities of the employer-employee relationship. These include:

  • Fixed-term contracts that state an employee will only work for a specific period of time or on a specific project
  • Temporary contracts for when work is meant to be temporary
  • Full-time and part-time contracts, depending on the hours an employer needs an employee to work
  • Zero-hour contracts when an employer cannot guarantee that an employee will have hours

Our employment law attorneys also review noncompete agreements when an employer wants to limit your ability to work for competitors if you stop working for your employer. They can also review severance packages and agreements in the event you are being laid off.

Do You Need An Employment Contract Review?

Our employment law attorneys at Hedberg & Boulton, P.C., are available for initial consultation appointments. To schedule a consultation with an experienced employment and labor lawyer, contact our office by calling 515-446-9861 or sending us an email through our website.