If you are starting a new job, you may be looking to learn more about employment agreements. Though most employment agreements that you will sign when starting a new job will be straightforward and honest, there are times where these agreements will not serve your best interests. This risk is reason alone to hire an experienced employment attorney who will help you to assess any agreements you are asked to sign. It is important to have an attorney who is familiar with the various stipulations and clauses that appear in these agreements. An experienced attorney will help you decide what is in your best interest. Continue reading to answer some of the most commonly asked questions regarding employment agreements in Georgia. If you have any further concerns, give our firm a call.
What is employment-at-will?
Georgia is an employment-at-will state. This means that employees are entitled to stay or leave their place of employment for a specific reason or no reason at all. On the other hand, employment-at-will also means that employers in Georgia can fire employees for no reason at all. This may be stressful for employees, especially if they believe that they are a victim of wrongful termination or discrimination. To discover details about your employment terms, you can find these in your employment agreement. This is why it is important to read your agreement thoroughly before signing.
What conditions are included in employment agreements?
There are various types of employment agreements that will display different terms. These terms are legally binding, which is why it is crucial that you take the time to understand what you are signing. There is a wide range of issues that your employment agreement may address including the following:
- Non-compete clauses
- Confidentiality clauses
- The duration of your employment
- Terms of potential benefits
- Whether you are allowed to receive paid time off
- Company policies and rules that you are required to follow, at risk of termination
- Your overall responsibilities toward your company and employer
If you have any additional concerns or questions regarding your specific employment agreement, give our firm a call today. We would be happy to assist you with your employment matters.
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