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Terms of employment contracts could affect lives of Texas workers

The terms of workers' contracts can have a significant impact on how they carry out their work duties and also on certain aspects of their lives. Due to the importance of employment contracts, individuals often want to ensure that they are getting the best terms possible. Unfortunately, parties may disagree on what those terms may be and disputes could arise. 

Texas residents may be interested in a contract dispute currently taking place in another state. Reports indicated that a school district and education association have been at odds for six months since the most recent contract expired in June of last year. Due to having been unable to come to terms for a new contract, the employees have been carrying out their duties under the terms of the old contract.

Among the issues presented are raises and the length for which the contract is valid. The school board stated that it has already provided raises for certain employees, and it wants the new employee contract to be valid for four years. However, the employees want the contract to have only a one-year length. There are also other points of interest that have been discussed during negotiating meetings. 

For instances in which parties are unable to come to terms regarding employment contracts, seeking outside assistance may be needed. Texas workers who feel that their wishes are not being heard and are having to work under outdated contracts may wish to gain more information on their potential legal options. Experienced employment law attorneys could help these interested parties work toward getting the terms they desire.

Source:, "Raises, contract length central in EM schools contact dispute", Sarah Hayden, Jan. 2, 2017

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