Independent Legal Advice on Employment Contracts
The necessity of a lawyer to review employment contracts. A standard employment contract contains information related to the employee’s job, such as their position, responsibilities, compensation, hours of work, vacation entitlements, workplace policies and so on. It is a legally binding understanding between the employer and employee that will govern the working relationship. When powerful employers impose employment contracts, there is a clear imbalance of power that both judges and the Law acknowledge.
It is an important part of your responsibility to seek independent legal advice before signing an employment contract because you have the power to negotiate peacefully before signing the contract. The goal is to negotiate peacefully enough to maintain and foster a healthy employment relationship with the employer as you embark on your new job. That is why it is crucial to understand, thanks to the expertise of an employment lawyer, which terms and clauses in your employment contract are standard and which are legally unenforceable or invalid. You may not need to raise concerns with your employer about unenforceable clauses, if you would like to cause the least friction possible. It is always better to know in advance what you won’t need to worry about in the future and have that relief moving forward.
Whether you are looking to compete with your employer’s business, adjust your salary, terms regarding benefits, confidentiality and more, consult an expert employment lawyer in Toronto (regardless of your location in Ontario) to give you all the information you need regarding your legal rights. See Our Uniqueness & What I Do Differently as a licensed lawyer with a standard of excellence to ensure that you get excellent legal services and advice.
I will help you discover and enforce your employment rights. I am a licensed employment lawyer in Toronto with a standard of excellence who has worked on both sides: a multi-billion dollar employer and employees (see my bio here); and I am here to advise you on what is legally standard, the terms that are negotiable and what courts think of your particular case.
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If you feel that something isn’t right or are unsure of your employment law rights with respect to your employment contract, please reach me immediately before taking action on your employment contract.
I will carefully look over your employment contract and advise on negotiable terms, negotiation tips if needed, and may even represent you if you wish.