We have reviewed hundreds of employment contracts (or a written employment offer) on behalf of employees.
In our experience, a written job offer (or employment contracts) will almost always take away some of your legal rights.
As we have written before, the date you sign the contract is important. Depending on how it is written the termination clause may not be enforceable. We have also shared negotiating tips for senior executives. We have also written about the implications of specific terms that are often included in an employment contract.
Normally, we spend an hour or so with you reviewing the job offer and providing you with our comments and suggested changes. Depending on your negotiating position we may be able to help you improve the offer. At a minimum, you will understand your rights and obligations if you accept the offer.
If you would like to speak to an employment lawyer at the MacLeod Law Firm, you can reach us at [email protected] or 647-204-8107.
Many employees and employers believe that overtime pay is included in a person’s salary. This is incorrect for the vast majority of salaried employees. If you are paid a salary and sometimes work over 44 hours in a week, then you may be entitled to overtime for all...read more
Are you a unionized employee dealing with an employment matter but having difficulty finding a lawyer that will assist you? This may be because the rights and recourses available to unionized employees differ from those available to non-unionized employees. To read...read more
We often get calls from employees who have resigned or have been terminated and are looking to start their own business. They usually want to know whether they have a duty not to compete and/or solicit clients from their previous employer. Although an employee’s...read more