In some cases, an employer might want its employees to sign an actual contract of employment that contains specific terms regarding the length of employment, wages, benefits, and a variety of other terms.
Having a properly prepared, and fair, employment contract can be an important starting point for a positive relationship between an employee and employer and can help provide a sense of stability and certainty to the relationship. However, sometimes one side or the other ends up breaching the terms of the contract and legal action must be taken.
In some circumstances, signing an employment contract can create some anxiety, especially if the proposed contract is lengthy and contains a lot of legal terminology. If your employer presents you with such a contract, for a flat fee I can help explain the meaning of the contract’s terms and offer advice on whether the terms are acceptable or whether you should consider trying to negotiate different terms. I can also assist with negotiating a better contract.
If your employer breaches any of the terms an employment contract you’ve signed, then we can discuss options for enforcing the contract, including the possibility of filing a lawsuit, if necessary.
When creating a contractual relationship with an employee, you want to make sure the terms are drafted in a way that is not only fair to the employee, but that also protect your interests. I can assist with drafting or reviewing your employment contracts.
I can also assist if an employee breaches the terms of an employment contract by using the legal system to enforce the contract so that your interests are protected.
Employment contracts can help create a positive employer-employee relationship, but they should be drafted, followed, and enforced in a fair manner. Whether you are an employee or employer, I can help with any of your employment contract needs.
Contact me today if you need assistance with an employment contract.