Getting a new job can be extremely exciting. It can be tempting to jump in and sign anything presented to you in order to get started. Additionally, you may worry that your new employer may look unfavorably upon your resistance to signing the documents needed to assume your new role. However, it is important to thoroughly read any documents presented to you, especially employment agreements. Read on to learn more about employment agreements in Georgia.
What is an at-will employee?
Georgia is an employment-at-will state. This means that employees are entitled to leave their place of employment for a specific reason, or no reason at all. However, it also means that employers can fire employees for no reason at all. This can create a thin line between firing someone rightfully because they are an at-will employee and firing someone as a result of discrimination or retaliation. As a result, it is important to thoroughly read all agreements and show them to an attorney before signing.
What is typically included in employment agreements?
There are many different types of employment agreements, each of which will include different terms. The terms in these employment agreements are legally binding, which is why it is crucial that you take the time to understand the terms you are signing.
Your employment agreement may address a range of issues including the following:
- Your overall responsibilities toward your company and employer
- Terms of potential benefits
- Non-compete clauses
- The duration of your employment
- Whether you are allowed to receive paid time off
- Company policies and rules that you are required to follow, at risk of termination
- Confidentiality clauses
If you have any questions or concerns about an employment agreement, reach out to our firm to discuss. Additionally, if you believe you are the victim of discrimination or retaliation in the workplace, our firm will advocate for you. Reach out today to discuss your case with a skilled and dedicated employment law attorney.
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If you need help with an employment law matter in the state of Georgia, you can count on Ben Barrett Law to effectively represent your interests. With over 30 years of experience, Attorney Barrett has the skill and experience necessary to help you navigate the complexities of any employment law matter you may be facing. To discuss your case with a legal team you can trust, please do not hesitate to contact Ben Barrett Law today.