Columbus Contract Review Lawyer

Columbus Contract Review Lawyer

Getting a job can be tough for some people. With inflation on the rise and a recession looming, some workers are inclined to accept the first job they find. 

It can be a relief to land a job and earn a regular income. However, you need to think twice before signing an employment contract. Your new employer will want you to sign this document as quickly as possible, but do not go into the process blindly. Your contract may include verbiage that will limit your career opportunities for a long time. It may not include the salary you agreed upon. It may leave out important information that could affect your position.

Do not sign your life—or rights—away. You need your contract reviewed by a professional. Contact the Columbus contract review lawyers at Marshall Forman & Schlein today to help you understand what needs to be included in your employment contract.

What to Check

What should you be looking for in an employment contract? Be on the lookout for the following:

  • Job description and title. Companies have been known to engage in bait and switch. You think you know what you will be doing until you look at the contract and it shows an entirely different job. Make sure to double-check this or you could be stuck doing a job you do not want or have no experience doing. Check the job title, as well. 
  • Start date. When will you be starting this job? The date on the contract should match what you told the employer. This is especially important if you are leaving another job for this new position. You will want to ensure you give your old employer sufficient notice so you do not burn any bridges. 
  • Salary. Another important element to look for is information about pay. You likely agreed to an annual or hourly rate when you accepted the job offer, so make sure that amount is listed on the contract. Be wary of your employer listing a lower amount in an effort to lowball you. Do not sign the contract until it is changed to reflect the amount you agreed to receive.
  • Restrictions to employment. Employers often make new hires sign non-disclosure and non-compete agreements to limit competition. These documents are often very restrictive and favorable only to the employer. If you ever leave the company, you may find it hard to get another job in the same field if the non-compete agreement severely limits your employment opportunities. You may need to have a lawyer negotiate with the employer.

Contact a Columbus Contract Review Lawyer

A new job can be exciting, but you need to be sure to review your employment contract thoroughly. If you are not sure what your new position entails, you could be in for a legal battle later on.

The Columbus contract review lawyers at Marshall Forman & Schlein can ensure your rights are protected. Contact us first before signing on the dotted line. To schedule a consultation, call (614) 463-9790 or fill out the online form.

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