In today’s economy, securing and maintaining employment can be far more complex than these tasks have been in the past. It’s certainly not easy to find the right job, and keeping a job can be even more difficult amidst cutthroat competition, ever-increasing demands and employers who want to cut costs at every corner. In some cases, employees or prospective employees in Southern California may be asked to sign employment contracts before either starting work or continuing at a company. These contracts may be complex or even problematic if an employer violates their clauses. However, an experienced employment law firm can help.
Employment contracts can take many forms: non-compete agreements, confidentiality agreements, terms and conditions of employment, terms and conditions of the benefits of a job and so on. It is even possible for an employment contract to focus on a former employee’s behavior after the employment relationship has ended. What they all have in common is that they are often misunderstood by workers, especially if pressured to sign or agree without enough time to review the fine print.
Unfortunately for workers, it often seems the majority of an employment contract is “fine print.” In other words, these contracts are frequently full of legal language that is tough for laypersons to understand. Taking the time to speak with an attorney about a contract can actually save time down the road, as a worker can avoid legal entanglements and costly confusion regarding their rights and their employer’s responsibilities. A worker who has been accused of breach of contract can also benefit by consulting with an attorney, as can one who suspects their employer of being in the wrong in a contract dispute.
The experienced employment law attorneys at San Diego Employment Law Group have represented Southern California workers since the early 1990s. The firm has served thousands of clients in employment law matters, including contract-related legal issues. The lawyers at San Diego Employment Law Group know that time is valuable to local workers and will take on the burden of confronting shady employers, reviewing a contract or enforcing the terms of an existing contract. They will also take the time to fully explain a worker’s legal rights in the face of state and federal law.