Employment Contracts Attorneys Serving Long Island Employees
When you are offered a new position at your current place of employment or with a new employer on Long Island, you may receive an employment contract from your employer. As you may know, New York is an at-will employment state, which means that employers and employees generally have the ability to terminate the employment relationship at any point in time for reasons that do not violate state or federal law. However, with an employment contract, you can enter into a different type of relationship with your employer in which both you and your employer may have certain rights and responsibilities concerning your employment. It is critical to seek advice from our employment contracts attorneys in Long Island and Queens before you sign an employment contract. Yet even if you have already signed an employment contract, our firm can help you to determine your rights, responsibilities, and options under the existing contract.
Drafting and Negotiating Employment Contracts
The dedicated employment contracts lawyers at Ricotta & Marks, P.C. regularly assist employees with drafting and negotiating employment contracts. Some of the issues and agreements we can assist you with include but are not limited to:
- Non-competition agreements (or non-compete agreements): Non-compete agreements are designed to protect an employer’s business interests in limiting an employee’s ability to conduct certain types of business for a particular amount of time in a specific region after that employee leaves the job. As the New York State Attorney General’s Office explains, non-compete agreements are only enforceable when they are necessary to protect the employer’s interests when they do not impose an undue hardship on the employee, when they do not harm the public, and when they are reasonable in both time and geographic scope.
- Non-solicitation agreements: Non-solicitation agreements exist between employers and workers to protect an employer’s business interests by preventing the worker from leaving the job and soliciting business from the employer’s current or former clients. Like non-compete agreements, non-solicitation agreements are only enforceable if certain elements are met.
- Non-disclosure agreements, or NDAs: Non-disclosure agreements are designed to prevent an employee from leaving the job and taking trade secrets or other information from the business to a new job or a new employer. In New York, non-disclosure agreements are generally enforceable unless they pertain to issues of unlawful discrimination or retaliation in the workplace.
- Severance agreements: Employees and employers can enter into an agreement about how a worker will be paid or compensated in the event of a layoff, termination, or decision to leave the job.
Contact Our Experienced Employment Contracts Attorneys in Long Island and Queens NY
At Ricotta & Marks, P.C., we are committed to providing representation to employees on Long Island and throughout New York. Our Long Island employment contracts attorneys know how critical it is for employees to have fair employment contracts with equitable terms. We can assist you with your employment contract at any stage of the process, from drafting or negotiating terms to representing you in a contract dispute. Contact Ricotta & Marks, PC or call our firm at (347) 464-8694 for more information.