Employment Contracts in Utah Law Hepworth Legal

Employment Contract Lawyers in Utah

In Utah, employment contracts can be used by some employers to provide a written agreement between employers and employees to minimize future disagreements about the terms of employment. Employers usually write those agreements, and fill them with terms that are favorable to themselves. If you are being asked to sign an employment contract, you should consider having an experienced Utah employment law attorney review the contract and advise you of any changes that should be made.

Utah is an “At-Will” Employment State

Does your boss use employment contracts.  Some are legal and some are not.

Utah is generally an “at-will” employment state, meaning that an employee can usually be fired at any time for any reason, or even for no reason at all. Employment contracts that are legally binding can provide significant protection for both employers and employees

Importantly, they spell out the terms of employment and compensation as clearly as possible. Call us to review your contract or to draft one for you.

Be Cautious if Asked to Sign When You are Leaving

If you are a former employee and being asked to sign a contract to receive some form of compensation for your severance, our firm can review this contract to make sure that you are being treated fairly. Often, employers expect former employees to waive their right to sue for federal rights violations, wage violations, or wrongful termination claims. An experienced Utah employment lawyer can review these agreements to make sure that you are being treated fairly and not being asked to waive any legal rights that you may want to enforce as a result of your termination.

If you are being asked to sign an employment contract in Utah, don’t trust the employer’s lawyers to look out for your rights. We recommend you contact experienced Utah employment lawyers for a consultation at 801-872-2222.