Employment Agreement Attorneys Serving Clients in New York City and Beyond
Your employer may ask you to sign a contract at the beginning or end of your employment. But before you sign, you should know your rights. Often, it is wise to ask a lawyer to look over the contract to determine whether signing is in your best interests. Employment agreements are legally enforceable contracts—you need to make sure you are getting fair value for what you are being asked to give up.
In New York City and Long Island, employees turn to our law firm for assistance with employment contracts. At Ricotta & Marks, P.C., our Queens employment contract attorneys provide reliable, details-focused representation to employees. If you have questions about employment contracts, we will get you answers. To set up a fully confidential consultation with a top-rated New York employment attorney, please call our Queens office today.
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At Ricotta & Marks, P.C., we represent employees in a broad spectrum of legal matters, including:
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At Ricotta & Marks, P.C., employment law is our sole focus. We have represented teachers facing a broad spectrum of legal issues and we are committed to protecting teachers’ rights. To learn more, please do not hesitate to contact us and schedule a free initial and confidential consultation at our Queens or Long Island offices today.
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Employment Contract and Severance Package Negotiation
By being proactive before signing a contract, you can protect your interests and prevent costly disputes. If you have already signed the contract, we will help you explore your options. We negotiate contracts to ensure that they reflect our clients’ best interests. Our lawyers negotiate, draft, and review all types of employment contracts, including:
- Employment Contracts: Similar to most other states, New York operates under an ‘at-will’ employment standard. Essentially, this means that employer-employee relationships last for an undefined period of time and either party can unilaterally terminate the arrangement. With an employment contract, you and your employer can negotiate terms for the relationship. Employment agreements can cover a wide range of different issues, including salary, benefits, work schedule, a grievance process, and more.
- Non-Compete Agreements: In New York, the law looks unfavorably on non-compete agreements that make it hard for people to work. If you signed a non-compete agreement or have been asked to sign one, you may have concerns that the agreement will limit your ability to work in your field in the future. If non-compete agreements contain unreasonable provisions, we are prepared to negotiate to have those provisions removed. Call our Queens employment contract lawyers today for an immediate review of your non-compete agreement.
- Non-Solicitation Agreements: Usually signed between an employer and an employee or an employer and an independent contractor, a non-solicitation agreement prohibits the solicitation of customers or business after an employee/contractor ends their relationship with the company. In many cases, non-solicitation agreements are included as one provision of a larger employment contract. If you have questions or concerns about a non-solicitation agreement, our Queens, NY employment lawyer can help.
- Severance Agreements: A severance package provides financial support to an employee after they are laid off, discharged, or otherwise leave their position. Generally, a severance agreement will provide a certain amount of pay for every year worked. Though, these contracts can vary widely based on the unique circumstances of the case. Notably, employees are generally asked to give up their right to sue the company when signing a severance agreement. Make sure your severance agreement is evaluated by an experienced employment lawyer.
Why Rely on the Queens Employment Contract at Ricotta & Marks
While many attorneys handle employment law on a part-time basis, our entire legal practice is devoted exclusively to protecting employee rights. With experience assisting clients with the full range of employment contracts, we can help you get the right agreement. When you call our Queens office, you will speak to a New York employment agreement lawyer who will:
- Take the time to listen to your story and understand your needs/objectives;
- Carefully review the proposed employment agreement; and
- Negotiate for the best possible terms in your contract.
It is important to remember that employment agreements should not be one-sided, in favor of the employer. An employee always has the right to negotiate and ask for better terms. Our Queens employment agreement attorneys are available as a resource.