Most employees in Chillicothe are considered ‘at-will,’ which means their employer can fire them for almost any reason, and at any time. Employers can even fire at-will workers for no reason at all. Contracted workers are an exception to the at-will employment laws in Ohio.
Among other things, employment contracts typically outline the length of employment, which many workers consider beneficial because it provides greater job security. Still, employment contracts are important documents. If a potential employer has asked you to sign an employment contract or severance agreement, it is important to speak to a Chillicothe contract review lawyer before signing.
Employers often include a number of terms within employment contracts. The most common of these are as follows:
A Chillicothe contract review lawyer will know the most common terms included in an employment contract and will always ensure an employee does not forfeit their rights.
Severance agreements are sometimes included within the package that contains the offer of employment, or the employment contract. However, most of the time an employer will present an employee with a severance agreement at the end of their employment. A severance agreement typically provides an employee with financial compensation and other benefits at the end of employment. If the employee accepts this compensation, they will also agree not to:
Severance agreements are employment contracts and as such, you should always speak to a Chillicothe contract review lawyer who can ensure you are not signing away your rights.
Employment contracts are important documents and before you sign one, you should speak to our Chillicothe contract review lawyers at Marshall Forman & Schlein LLC. We know the terms these contracts should include and will ensure that your agreement is fair before you sign. Call us now or contact us online to arrange a consultation with one of our skilled attorneys so we can advise on your case.
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