The majority of employment relationships in Nevada are based on the principle of “at-will” employment, which allows either an employee or an employer to end the relationship at any time for any lawful reason. In some cases, however, a company may request that you sign a contract for your employment. While employment contracts may seem straightforward at first glance, many legal issues can arise from these contracts and you should always have an experienced employment attorney review any contract before you decide to sign.
Employment Contracts should be Carefully Reviewed
Like any other type of valid contract, you are legally bound to comply with the terms of an employment agreement that you choose to sign. Simply changing your mind at a later date will generally not constitute a valid reason to go against the contract. Therefore, you should carefully consider your options before you enter into a contract for employment.
The good news is that your employer will also be bound to the terms of the contract, so terminating your employment before the contract is up can be challenging. However, in many situations, an employer may try to violate the terms of the contract anyway. It is imperative to be aware of all of the provisions of your employment contract so that you may be aware when your rights may have been violated. An experienced employment contract lawyer can evaluate your situation and identify any violations, as well.
The following are some provisions that may be included in your employment contract:
- The period of your employment and options for renewal of the contract;
- The compensation you will receive for your work;
- When your employer may terminate you and for what cause;
- A waiver of your right to file a lawsuit against the company if you believe you were wrongfully terminated;
- Restrictions on your future employment based on non-compete clauses.
In addition, some contracts – especially union-based contracts – will have specific rules and procedures you must follow if you think your rights have been violated. If you fail to understand and follow these procedures, you may lose your right to legal recourse.
Employment Contract Disputes
Disputes over employment contracts may result in compensation for your losses caused by a breach of contract, or could result in legal liability for you if you are accused of a breaching a contract. There is a lot on the line in these cases, so you want to ensure you are represented by a qualified employment contract litigator throughout the entire legal process.
Discuss Your Situation with Our Las Vegas Employment Contracts Attorneys
Whether you have questions about whether to sign an employment contract or believe that your rights under an existing contract have been violated, it is critical to call a law firm with extensive experience with employment contract review and litigation. At HKM Employment Attorneys, our team understands employment laws in Nevada and how to protect your rights. Please do not delay in calling us at 702-625-3893 to contacting us online to get the answers you need today.
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