You’ve just been offered that dream job after a long, difficult search. Now, your new employer is asking you to sign an employment agreement. Before you do anything, talk to an experienced employment lawyer.
At Vaziri Law LLC, we are well-versed in negotiating, preparing, and reviewing employment agreements for clients in Chicago and around Illinois. We leverage our knowledge of the applicable federal, state, and local employment laws to protect our clients’ interests.
When employment contract disputes arise, we work to achieve positive outcomes through negotiation or litigation.
Whether you need assistance reviewing an employment contract or drafting one, we will provide you with informed representation and efficient service. Contact our office today to schedule your initial consultation.
Employment Contract and Agreement Lawyer Serving Chicago
At Vaziri Law LLC, we apply our knowledge of contract law and employment law to create a variety of employment agreements.
It has become increasingly common for employers across multiple industries to require new employees to sign an employment agreement. Such contracts are designed to clarify the employee’s duties and responsibilities and provide details regarding:
- Work schedule
- Term of employment (e.g. temporary, permanent)
- Paid time off
- Employee benefits
- Grounds for termination
Employment agreements typically include restrictive covenants (discussed below) and other complicated provisions which make it crucial to have the competent and trustworthy advice our firm provides.
Nondisclosure Agreement (NDA)
An NDA or confidentiality agreement is a restrictive covenant contained in an employment agreement that is designed to prevent employees from sharing confidential business information (e.g. trade secrets, processes, client lists) with others inside or outside of the company. It takes an experienced Chicago employment agreement attorney to ensure an NDA is fair, reasonable, and enforceable.
A noncompete clause in an employment agreement is another kind of restrictive covenant that is intended to prevent departing employees from taking positions with competitors or starting a competing business. However, a noncompete that is too broad in terms of duration and scope will likely be deemed invalid by the courts.
Terminated employees are often required to sign severance agreements that specify the reason for the termination. Depending on the circumstances, severance pay may also be offered, but the agreement will typically include a release and waiver of liability preventing the employer from being sued.
You should not sign a severance agreement before speaking to an experienced employment lawyer. Our legal team will:
- Resolve any issues related to your termination
- Negotiate a favorable severance package
- Determine whether you have any valid claims against your former employer
Above all, we will work to ensure that you are treated fairly and protect your right to continue earning a living.
Why Choose Vaziri Law LLC
If signing an employment agreement in Chicago is a situation you are faced with, it is wise to consult with an experienced employment lawyer. Trust Vaziri Law LLC to work closely with you to protect your interests and your employment rights. The fact that you’ve been offered a position gives us leverage in contract negotiations, and we will work to achieve a positive outcome.
Whether you have been asked to sign an employment agreement, NDA, noncompete, or severance agreement, we will review the agreement(s) and provide counsel as to the best course of action. In the event of a breach of contract, we will help explore all your legal options. While employment-related disputes can often be resolved through mediation or arbitration, we are always prepared for litigation and trial.
Our firm also works with small and midsize businesses across multiple industries to design employment agreements that not only protect their interests but also allow them to attract and retain talented employees. Let our experienced employment law attorney put in place the necessary agreements that adhere to applicable law, protect your confidential business information, and help you avoid liability.
Contact Vaziri Law LLC Today to Discuss Your Employment Agreement
Signing an employment agreement has long-term implications for your job and your career. The best way to protect your rights is to consult with an experienced Chicago employment agreement attorney. When you become our client, we will take the time to explain your rights, carefully review your agreement, and make sure your interests are protected. Above all, we will provide you with trustworthy advice so you can make informed decisions about your future. Contact our office today to set up an appointment.