New Jersey Employment Contract Lawyers
You are ready to start a new position. After a lengthy interview and review process, you are asked to sign a comprehensive employment contract. Before you sign anything, have an NJ employment contracts attorney review the document. You could be signing away important legal rights and be unknowingly agreeing to unfair conditions of your employment.
At the law firm of Aiello, Harris, Abate, Law Group PC, we urge prospective employees to have one of our New Jersey employment lawyers review anything you sign. Failing to perform your due diligence could severely restrict your rights in the future. If are experiencing a breach of contract issue, we are well-versed in litigation and negotiation tactics so you get the compensation you deserve.
Learn more about employment contracts in NJ
When you are hired to a new job in New Jersey, you are not required to sign an employment contract. Most employees in NJ are hired “at-will,” meaning you can be fired at any time, for any reason. Most workers without an employment contract are “at-will” employees.
However, some companies might have you sign a contract when you start working there to outline the terms and conditions of your employment. Your individual contract may specifically stipulate that you are not an at-will employee, and your company must have good reason to terminate your employment.
An employment contract could set in stone the terms of your:
- Vacation, sick, and leave time
- Duration of employment
- Potential termination
- Severance packages
Other contract types and clauses we frequently encounter in New Jersey include:
- Non-compete agreements
- Non-solicitation agreements
- Non-disparagement agreements
- Restrictive covenants
An “implied contract” may be an oral agreement to adhere to the company’s policies and handbook. An oral contract may be just as enforceable as a written one.
Employment contracts also include shareholder and partnership agreements. These agreements allow partners and shareholders to outline business objectives during the early stages of starting a business.
Why hire a New Jersey attorney to review my employment contract?
Before you put your signature on the dotted line, let one of our attorneys read over your agreement.
Having a lawyer review a contract works to:
- Help you understand your rights and obligations
- Explain key terms
- Identify problematic provisions
- Remove or modify problematic clauses
- Identify risks of entering into a non-compete agreement
- Negotiate a better contract or severance package
- Negotiate more favorable terms
Breach of contract and contract disputes
If you have signed a contract and your employer, partner, or shareholder refuses to honor the agreement, you might be able to pursue legal action. You may have been denied promised compensation or benefits, or perhaps you are being subjected to an unfair restrictive covenant. Maybe your partner did not live up to their outlined responsibilities. In any event, if you suspect breach of contract, speak with a New Jersey attorney right away to examine the case.
Contact our New Jersey employment contract lawyers today
Do not hesitate to exert your legal rights when it comes to employment contracts and benefits. Your professional and financial future is on the line. Contact the NJ law firm of Aiello, Harris, Abate, Law Group PC today at (908) 561-5577 or contact us online to arrange a free initial consultation.