Oakland Employment Contract & Non Compete Agreement Lawyer
At Scott Wagner and Associates, P.A., our Oakland employment lawyers have extensive experience advising clients on employment contracts and non compete agreements. You deserve personal attention from your attorney. If you need help negotiating, drafting, or litigating an employment agreement or non compete agreement, our Oakland employment contracts and non compete agreement lawyer are more than qualified to help. To arrange a fully confidential, no commitment employment law consultation, please contact us today.
An Employment Contract Should Protect Your Rights
You are certainly not required to have a contract with your employer. In fact, most employees do not have a formal, written contract with their employer. That being said, a contract can be an effective tool to protect your rights. However, an employment agreement is only as good as the specific language and terms. An employer may not offer a deal that is in your best interests. If you are signing an employment contract, you need to make sure that it is in your best interests. Key terms include:
- Terms of employment;
- Terms for compensation, including payment and benefits;
- Protection against termination or removal; and
- A fair and equitable dispute resolution clause.
California Law: Non-Compete Agreements are Generally Not Enforceable in California
Some employers ask employees or independent contractors to sign non compete agreements. Often, but not always included in a provision in an employment contract, a non compete agreement is a restrictive covenant that prevents a party from entering into or starting a similar profession for a pre-specified period of time.
All employees should know that California strongly law disfavors non compete agreements. While they are enforced in many other jurisdictions, California courts generally do not enforce non compete agreements against employees. If you have any questions about a non compete you have previously signed, our attorneys can help.
How the Oakland Employment Attorneys at Scott Wagner and Associates, P.A. Can Help
Employment contracts, particularly non compete agreements, are complicated. At Scott Wagner and Associates, P.A., we help employees navigate the full range of workplace matters. We can draft, negotiate, or review your contract or non-compete agreement. When you call us, you will have an opportunity to speak directly to an Oakland employment lawyer who can:
- Listen to your story and explain your rights/options;
- Investigate the issues—gathering any evidence or information you need; and
- Craft a customized strategy focused on protecting your rights and achieving your objectives.
A well-drafted employment agreement helps to reduce the risk of future problems and conflicts. A flawed contract could cause you major headaches. If you have questions about your current agreement or a proposed contract, we are more than ready to offer reliable legal guidance.
Call Our Oakland Employment Contract Lawyers for Immediate Help
At Scott Wagner and Associates, P.A., our Oakland employment attorneys have the skills and experience needed to advise clients with non compete agreements. Our law firm provides zealous representation to employees. Contact us today to schedule a completely confidential initial case evaluation. We serve clients in Oakland and throughout the surrounding communities in Alameda County.