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.
How We Can Help with Employment Contracts
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. Also, if your employer tries to sue you, alleging that you breached an employment contract, then we can represent you in defending yourself in court.
Employment contracts can help create a positive employer-employee relationship, but they should be drafted, followed, and enforced in a fair manner. We can help with any of your employment contract needs.
Contact me today if you need assistance with an employment contract.