Employment contracts are among the most important legal documents that individuals have to sign in their lifetimes. Despite this, most employees do not take the time to understand properly what their employment contract provides. Our lawyers routinely help individuals who have been offered a new job or a promotion to better understand the terms of the proposed contract of employment.
Contracts can contain very restrictive termination clauses, as well as problematic non-competition obligations. Contracts may also allow employers to unilaterally change the terms of employment. These terms can often be easily negotiated. For example, a contract with a fair severance clause can be worth tens of thousands of dollars or more to an employee whose employment was terminated.
We also draft contracts of employment which are clear and concise, and which comply with all applicable statutes and regulations.
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Charles (Chuck) D. Tahirali
Senior HR Consultant
George A. Leibbrandt