Employment Contract Lawyers Look Out for Your Best Interests in Northern Virginia
Assisting clients for almost two decades with severance agreements, non-compete agreements and other employment contracts
Prior to signing any type of business or employment law contract, it is important to speak with a skilled lawyer. Unfortunately, many people do not realize the value of consulting with an attorney until it’s too late. Whether you are preparing to sign an agreement or to enter into contested litigation, we at The Leiser Law Firm represent you with competence and zeal. Throughout Northern Virginia, our firm has a reputation for providing clients with high-quality legal service. Our firm comprises experienced, knowledgeable attorneys who focus on resolving cases in a timely, cost-effective manner.
What is a non-compete agreement?
A non-competition or non-solicitation agreement prevents employees from sharing trade secrets or soliciting their employers’ clients for the same type of business after leaving their employ. In Virginia, non-compete agreements are scrutinized carefully by the courts. Establishing the validity of a non-compete agreement can be a difficult and time-consuming task. Our employment law attorneys have assisted employers who wish to enforce non-compete agreements. However, we also have experience fighting for employees who have been forced to sign unfair agreements that are overly broad and restrictive.
What is a severance agreement?
Many different types of employers offer employees severance agreements. A severance agreement provides employees with compensation when they leave, but prevents them from filing a claim for discrimination or for anything else. Severance agreements are not required by law. The Virginia Department of Labor and Industry explains that “fringe benefits such as vacation, sick, holiday and severance pay are not required to be given under the law and employers may establish any or no policy regarding these fringe benefits.”
Many factors determine the amount of severance, including industry standards and the company’s ability to pay. Both employees and employers benefit from a sound severance agreement. However, if you do not take the time to carefully read and review a severance agreement, you may not receive proper compensation. At The Leiser Law Firm, our lawyers fight passionately for employees’ rights in Northern Virginia. We carefully review your severance agreement to ensure it is thorough and fair.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of an employment contract?
Before hiring a new employee or taking a new job, you should consult with a knowledgeable lawyer who can help you understand the various types of employment contracts. It is important for you to understand that employment contracts work both ways, affecting employee and employer alike. Some of the issues employment contracts often address include:
- Terms of nondisclosure agreement
- Terms of severance
- Implied covenant to act in good faith and fair dealing
- Designation of other employment terms
Work with experienced employment law attorneys who protect your rights in Northern VA and the D.C. area
At The Leiser Law Firm we help clients resolve complex employment law matters as quickly and fairly as possible. If you need assistance with an employment contract, call 703-734-5000 or contact us online. Our office hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Evening and weekend appointments are available upon request.