Employment contracts are used to dictate the specific terms and conditions an employee must agree to if he or she decides to accept a certain position. They may include terms about duration of the job, responsibilities and expectations, salary and raises, acceptable reasons for termination, severance pay and more.
Employment agreements now often include restrictive clauses, such as non-compete agreements or restrictions on solicitation with other companies. These limitations are usually placed on employees who will have access to sensitive and confidential information regarding the operations of the business.
Most contracts and agreements are in writing, but some are made orally. Oral contracts are more difficult to prove, but can still be legally binding.
The Clancy Law Firm, P.C. can advise you on the best steps to take when agreeing to or litigating a contract. If you are seeking guidance with negotiating or reviewing an employment agreement, please contact us at (212) 747-1744.