Businesses run on contracts. The language within a contract is essential but still, many people sign them without even fully reading them. Even when a person thoroughly reads their contract, it does not necessarily mean that they will understand the terms outlined within it. While everyone should understand the terms of any contract they sign, this is of particular importance for employees.
A contract will typically outline the rights employees have and when they do not read it or understand it, they could sign away their rights. For this reason, any employee asked to sign a contract should speak to a contract review lawyer in Newark, OH that can fully explain the terms of the agreement.
Contracts are not enforceable just because they are in writing and signed by both parties, contrary to what many people think. When there is a dispute involving a contract and that dispute goes to court, many factors are taken into consideration to determine if the agreement is enforceable. These factors are as follows:
Although some contracts must be in writing to be considered enforceable under the Statute of Frauds, this is not the case for all agreements. Oral contracts are often considered enforceable, even when the contract was implied.
Things do not always go the way employers would like, even when there is a contract in place. In these instances, the employer may tell the employee they are in breach of contract. It is important employees defend against these claims using any of the following defenses:
A contract review lawyer in Newark, OH can determine which defense is most applicable after reviewing the agreement.
Whether you have just been presented with a contract, or you are being accused of breaching it, our Newark, OH contract review lawyers at Marshall Forman & Schlein LLC, are here to help. Call us today or fill out our online form to schedule a consultation with one of our seasoned attorneys.
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