If you are starting a new job or leaving a job, you will likely be asked to sign certain employment agreements. In most cases, employment agreements are straightforward and honest. However, it is important to understand that these agreements have the possibility of not serving your best interests. This is why you must retain the services of an experienced Atlanta employment law attorney who will assist you in reading and understanding the fine print before signing an agreement. An experienced attorney will be familiar with the various clauses, stipulations, and other elements that will likely appear in these agreements. To learn more about employment agreements and how our legal team can assist you, continue reading.
What is an employment-at-will state?
Georgia is an employment-at-will state. This means that employers can generally terminate an employee at any time and in most cases, can fire employees for no reason at all. If you were recently fired and you believe that you were wrongfully terminated on the grounds of any protected trait, race, or sex, you may have a valid case against your employer. To learn more about filing a claim, reach out to our experienced employment law attorney who can assist you.
What terms do most employment agreements have?
The terms addressed in your employment agreements are legally binding. There are various types of employment agreements and there are numerous issues that your employment agreement may address. Some of the most common terms of employment agreements include the following:
- Non-compete clauses
- Confidentiality clauses
- If you are allowed to receive paid time off
- Company policies and rules that you are required to follow, at risk of termination
- The duration of your employment
- Terms of potential benefits
- Your responsibilities
If you require the services of an experienced Atlanta employment law attorney, do not hesitate to reach out to our experienced firm. To learn more about our legal team and how we can assist you, give our firm a call today to schedule your initial consultation. Our legal team is prepared to fight for your rights as an employer in Georgia. If you have any additional questions about your employment agreement and its terms, pick up the phone today and give us a call.
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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.