Attorneys for Employment Contract Reviews
Employees, especially those who work as managers or executives, are sometimes asked to sign contracts. These employment contracts set up certain rights and responsibilities that both parties will need to follow as the employer-employee relationship moves forward. As an employment contract can dramatically affect employee rights, it is imperative that employees have their contract negotiated and reviewed by an experienced attorney.
You have the right to negotiate the terms of your employment contract, and you are not required to sign a deal that you do not feel is in your best interests.
At The Garner Firm, Philadelphia employment contract attorney Adam H. Garner has extensive experience negotiating and reviewing a wide variety of different types of employment contracts. To schedule an appointment to get your contract reviewed, please contact our office today.
Common Employment Contract Terms
One of the many things that make drafting and reviewing employment contracts so complex is that these agreements address a wide array of different issues. Every single term matters. In fact, one sentence tucked deep within the agreement could dramatically transform your employee rights. Some of the key terms that you should look out for include:
- The base compensation being offered;
- Your ability to earn bonus pay;
- Additional benefits being offered, including sick leave and disability insurance;
- Job title and general responsibilities;
- The performance standards and expectations;
- Whether or not severance benefits are available;
- The company’s authority to terminate you;
- Any non-compete or non-solicitation provisions;
- Confidentiality requirements;
- Mandatory arbitration clauses; and
- The relevant law that will control any legal disputes.
Can You Negotiate the Terms of an Employment Contract?
Similar to the terms of any other contract, you have the right to negotiate the terms of your employment contract. At the end of the day, you are not required to sign a deal that you do not feel is in your best interests.
Ultimately, you need to have a full understanding of your bargaining position and exactly what is being asked of you by the employer. This is why employment contract review is so important; your lawyer will be able to give you clear and concise information that helps you understand exactly what you are signing so that you have the power to assess the agreement and negotiate to the extent that you feel it is necessary.
Get Your Employment Contract Reviewed Today
At The Garner Firm, Philadelphia labor law attorney Adam H. Garner has extensive experience reviewing employment contracts. To get your employment agreement reviewed today, please call our legal team now at (215) 645-5955 or contact us through our website. We offer free, fully confidential legal consultations.