BE AWARE OF RESTRICTIONS
Clauses of Your Agreement
Employment contracts are used to set forth the specific terms and conditions of the job. Terms often include the duration of the job, responsibilities and expectations, salary and raise stipulations, commissions, acceptable reasons for termination, notice provisions, and severance pay.
If you have been offered an employment contract, be aware that employers very often include restrictive clauses such as:
These clauses can be quite limiting and, unfortunately, surprising to an employee if they are fired/terminated, laid off, furloughed, offered severance, etc. Employment contracts must therefore be carefully considered in advance of signing, and certainly not ignored because HR or your supervisor is in a hurry to get it signed.
The lawyers at Pelton Graham can review the proposed contract and assist you in negotiating fair and clear terms in advance of signing.