Employment Contract Attorneys
We make sure agreements work for you
Taking a job with a new company is a big decision. There are a lot of issues to consider, including pay, benefits and potential separation and severance. An employment contract can clarify these issues. By signing this document, you are entering into a legally binding agreement. An experienced employment lawyer can make sure that your rights are being protected.
The attorneys at Gibson Law, LLC used to represent employers in matters involving a wide range of employment issues. We know how employers approach employment contracts, what they consider and how these agreements can impact you. Now, we use our experience and legal knowledge to help employees.
The terms of your employment should be clear
An employment contract should describe the rights and responsibilities of both employer and employee. It should also describe the terms and conditions of your employments and accurately represent the expectations for both parties.
An employment contract may include information about:
- The length of the contract – It may include an end date or make it clear that employment is at will
- Compensation – This includes the salary or wage you will be paid, commissions, and information about how payment will be made, as well as how often you will be paid.
- Vacation and sick time – The amount of paid time off you have will be listed, as well as any additional vacation time you may earn in the future.
- Additional benefits – This will include information about the company’s health insurance plan, life or disability insurance, and 401(k) or other retirement plan.
- Noncompete clause – This would prevent you from working for one of the company’s competitors or starting a competing business for a certain amount of time after your employment ends.
- Nondisclosure agreement – Your employer may ask you not to disclose any information about the company or its operations that they consider confidential.
- Grounds for termination – This may list specific reasons for terminating employment, such as poor performance, misconduct, theft or other criminal behavior.
- Method for resolving disputes – The most common methods include mediation or arbitration.
- Severance clause – This will include the compensation you will receive if your employment is terminated.
Our attorneys protect your interests
It’s important for the contract to use clear language to help prevent any misunderstandings between the employer and the employee. Your employer’s attorney worked on the contract to make sure it protects the interests of the company. You need a lawyer who will make sure the contract is in your best interests as well.
Our experienced attorneys can carefully review the contract you have been offered to determine if it addresses all important issues that may come up during your employment. We can also work with your new employer on negotiating more favorable terms or clarifying provisions in the contract that are unclear.
A well-drafted employment contact can give you more certainty, confidence and peace of mind about starting a new job. Take steps to ensure the contract you are being offered is fair and reasonable and clearly describes your legal rights and obligations. Learn more about how we can help. Contact us for a consultation with a member of our legal team at our Cincinnati or Dayton office.