Washington, DC Employment Contracts Lawyer
Litigation involving employment contracts typically arises when an employer or employee fails to understand his or her rights and obligations under the terms of a contract. Most employment contract disputes involve questions of enforceability, reasonableness, and due consideration. When an employee is asked to sign over certain creative rights or agree to a non-compete covenant, he or she should be offered due consideration in exchange for doing so. Alternatively, companies have a legal right to protect trade secrets and crucial business information; as such, employees have certain obligations they must follow in exchange for their position within a company.
In order to protect your rights and avoid unwanted legal complications, contact employment contracts attorney Jay P. Holland today to schedule an appointment and discuss your legal concerns.
Employment Contracts and Legal Issues
The law office of Jay P. Holland counsels, advises, and represents clients in regard to the following employment contract issues:
- Non-compete agreements
- Confidentiality agreements
- Older Workers Benefits Protection Act
- Severance agreements
- Executive compensation packages
- Insurance and benefits agreements
Enforceability, Reasonableness, and Employment Contracts
Whether or not an employment contract will stand up in court depends on its enforceability. While there are various factors that are involved in determining enforceability, reasonableness of the terms and conditions contained therein is an essential element of enforceability. In non-compete agreements, the length of the agreement, its geographical reach, and the position of an employee are all important when judging whether a non-compete is enforceable.
If the timeframe involved is too long, the geographical reach too wide, and an employee’s function deemed non-essential to the business, a non-compete agreement is unlikely to be upheld in court. In essence, if an employment contract places an undue burden on an individual’s ability to earn a living, it will likely be unenforceable should a dispute arise.
Contact Employment Contract Attorney Jay P. Holland Today
If you are uncertain whether or not an employment contract is enforceable or whether its terms and conditions have been violated, Jay P. Holland today to schedule an appointment and discuss your case.