An employee may be presented with an employment contract at the beginning of the employment relationship. This contract may provide for a specified term of employment.
Often, the contract will require the employee to protect the confidentiality of company trade secrets and confidential business information. The contract may also require the employee to assign intellectual property to the employer.
Before signing a contract with a new employer, it makes sense to hire a lawyer to review the contract to ensure that the employee understands it. Sometimes the employee can negotiate improved language or better terms. This may include an increase in salary, or, an improvement in any restrictive covenants or protection of the employee’s own intellectual property created before accepting the job.
When presented with an employment contract to sign, contact the attorneys at Johnston Tobey Baruch for an evaluation of your claims by clicking the Tell Us About Your Case button and selecting the Employment Law option.
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