Employment Contract & Severance Review
Giving You Confidence That Your Legal Interests Are Protected
At the Law Offices of Lauren Abrams, we are known for our aggressive tactics and success in holding employers accountable for their illegal actions. Some of the most important services we provide to our employment law clients, however, have nothing to do with litigation. Rather, they involve giving our clients peace of mind that their legal interests are protected as they begin — or end — an employment relationship.
Helping New Employees Keep in Mind the Bigger Picture
Individuals who work on contract have a distinct advantage over most other workers: Because they are not considered “at will,” they do have significantly greater job security than those who can technically be fired at any time for any (legal) reason.
However, while many contract workers are understandably concerned about the terms of compensation and the benefits they will and will not be entitled to receive, there are other important considerations to keep in mind. Many employment contracts include:
- Noncompete agreements
- Nondisclosure agreements
- Confidentiality agreements
In some cases, these can significantly restrict the employment options available to workers following the end of a contract, and may actually be unlawful under California law. We can advise and counsel our clients regarding how best to proceed when a contract includes such restrictions.
Advocating for Workers at the End of an Employment Relationship
Individuals who find themselves negotiating an exit from their position, or who are terminated and presented with a severance offer, need experienced legal help to ensure that what they obtain in compensation is not outweighed by the many restrictions that severance agreements include.
Among the questions our California labor law attorneys ask when conducting a severance review are:
- Will you be able to collect unemployment?
- Do you have a legal claim against your employer that would be waived by accepting a severance?
- Can you negotiate for extended health or other benefits?
- Does a severance proposal include noncompete agreements or other clauses that could restrict your future job prospects?
Contact the Law Offices of Lauren Abrams
To speak with one of our experienced California labor law attorneys about your legal needs, email us or call our Beverly Hills office at 310-205-2020.
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