Employee Contracts And Severance Agreements
Trusted Employment Law Attorneys
At Scott Michael Mishkin PC, our attorneys have the skills, knowledge and dedication required to protect your professional and personal interests. Contracts and severance agreements may be the last thing on your mind after being offered a job or, unfortunately, getting fired from one.
These contracts and agreements can impact the rest of your life. We can make sure you know your rights and that you are protected now and throughout your professional career.
Employee Contracts And Your Professional Goals
Our lawyers can review your employee contract and make sure you will not be harmed by signing this agreement. We can review your employee contract before you sign it to make sure you will not be negatively affected now or in the future. We can go over the salary and bonus structure, and if there is a noncompete agreement your options going forward. We can also address any concerns you may have.
Our law firm can protect your rights and ensure you are being treated fairly before you even start working.
Should You Sign Your Severance Agreement?
Since New York is an at-will employment state, you can be fired for any reason as long as it is not for discriminatory motives that are protected under state and federal laws. Severance agreements can be difficult to understand, especially during a time when you may feel lost and scared over how you will make ends meet.
Nothing can be done after you sign a severance agreement, so it is best to meet with us first to make sure you are protected.
To make sure you are being treated fairly, our attorneys will learn about your professional goals and your situation at work, including any gut feelings you may have about the true reason why you were fired.
We know that every situation is unique. We will always be honest and straightforward about your best options and if it’s in your best interests to sign the agreement or to try to negotiate a better deal. Our lawyers can also help you explore your legal options if you believe you were wrongfully terminated.