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. One of our experienced employment lawyers 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.