Employment Agreements Attorney in Atlanta, Georgia
Most of the time when a prospective employee is offered a position at a company, they are asked to sign an employment agreement that is full of confusing terms and clauses. At Ben Barrett Law, we are committed to protecting the rights of employees across the state of Georgia. We will work tirelessly to ensure that you are not being taken advantage of by an employer and that any agreement you are asked to sign is sound before you agree to it. We can help you understand the terms of the agreement, ensure that the agreement is fair, and help you renegotiate terms if necessary. If you have been asked to sign an employment agreement in the state of Georgia, be sure to speak with us first. Contact Ben Barrett Law today to learn how we can assist you.
Understanding Employment-At-Will in Georgia
You may have heard that Georgia is an employment-at-will state, or a “right to work” state. Essentially, this means that, as an employee, you may leave a position for any reason or no reason. It also means that you may be terminated for any reason or no reason at all. This leaves many people wondering how they could possibly win an employment law case in Georgia. However, while Georgia is an employment-at-will state, this does not mean that employees have no rights. For example, employers may not discriminate against employees on the basis of race or national origin. Likewise, employers are still bound by the FMLA.
What might be included in an employment agreement?
While every company is different, the one similarity is that upon being hired, employees will usually be required to sign an employment agreement. These agreements can be many pages long and can include confusing legal jargon. Ben Barrett Law can help you understand the details of the employment agreement you have been asked to sign before you sign it. Some of the many clauses of the agreement may include but are not limited to the following:
- The duration of your employment
- The terms of your employment
- The company rules and policies
- The benefits and compensation you are to receive
- The duties and responsibilities of your employer
- The duties and responsibilities of you, the employee
- Details regarding paid time off
- Non-compete clauses
- Confidentiality clauses regarding trade secrets, customer information, etc.
- Dispute resolution information
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Contact Ben Barrett Law
If you were offered a job and have been asked to sign an employment agreement, be sure to reach out to an attorney before you sign. Attorney Ben Barrett has over 30 years of experience proudly representing employees across the state of Georgia to ensure their rights are protected. We can review your employment contract to help ensure that you are not being taken advantage of or burdened in any way. To discuss your situation with an experienced legal team, contact Ben Barrett Law today to schedule a consultation and learn how we can help.