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. In New York City, employees turn to Ricotta & Marks, P.C., for assistance with employment contracts.
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At Ricotta & Marks, P.C., we represent employees in a broad spectrum of legal matters, including:
Wage & Hour Disputes
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.
Sometimes these “Jekyll and Hyde” switches occur because a superior learned something about a subordinate that then caused him or her to have a negative bias, like the employee was of a certain religion or sexual orientation. Sometimes the reason is more obvious, like a bias against people of a certain race, being male or female, a woman becoming pregnant or people with disabilities.
Other Employment Law Issues
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 review all types of employment contracts, including:
- Employment contracts
- Non-compete agreements
- Non-solicitation agreements
- Severance agreements
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. In New York, the law looks unfavorably on non-compete agreements that make it hard for people to work. If non-compete agreements contain unreasonable provisions, we are prepared to negotiate to have those provisions removed.