The majority of people in Ohio are considered ‘at-will’ employees, which means their employer can fire them at any time, and for any reason. Other workers have an employment contract, which creates an exception to the at-will employment doctrine. Employment contracts outline the different details of the employment relationship and the rights and responsibilities of each party. If you have been asked to sign an employment contract or a severance agreement, or want to negotiate a new one with your employer, our Lancaster contract review lawyers can help.
Employment contracts can contain a number of provisions, including:
A Lancaster contract review lawyer will ensure that the proper provisions are included in the agreement and that you are not forfeiting your rights.
Severance agreements are sometimes offered at the end of a person’s employment, or before it begins. These agreements provide employees with monetary compensation in the event that they are terminated in exchange for a number of promises from the employee. A severance statement may require the employee to:
Severance agreements cannot include a provision prohibiting employees from reporting complaints to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or the Ohio Civil Rights Commission. However, they can prohibit employees from receiving any financial compensation as a result of the complaint.
If you have been asked to sign an employment contract, or you want to negotiate new terms with your employer, our Lancaster contract review lawyers at Marshall Forman & Schlein LLC can help. Our knowledgeable attorneys understand what employers can include in these contracts, and what terms may cause an issue in the future. Call us today or contact us online so we can review your employment agreements and ensure that they protect your rights.
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