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Premier New York Employment Lawyers Provide Aggressive Representation to Employees Victimized by Employment Agreement Breaches


Protecting your income and career against unethical employment agreement practices

Employment agreements are often required for employees at the executive or management level. Such agreements are often intended to protect the best interests of both the employer and the employee. Unfortunately, these agreements are often complex in nature and can be difficult to understand for employees. Far too often employers use this confusion to their advantage to breach the terms of the agreement for the gain of the organization.

The New York employment law attorneys at Hepworth Gershbaum & Roth offer aggressive and experienced guidance to New York employees who have been victimized by unscrupulous employers through breaches of employment agreements. With more than 70 years of combined experience, our lawyers have the knowledge and skill needed to pursue favorable results to even the most complicated breach of employment agreement contracts.

Holding employers accountable for illegal employee agreement practices

Breach of employee agreement cases stem from a wide range of situations. Our New York employment law attorneys provide aggressive representation to clients who have experienced a breach of employment agreement related to:

  • Compensation: An effective employment agreement should carefully outline the employee’s compensation structure, including salary, bonuses and stock options. It is especially important for employees to take action against employers who deviate from the compensation guidelines set forth in the employment agreement.

  • Paid absences: The amount of vacation, sick leave and medical leave an employee is entitled to should be addressed in the employment agreement. If your employer does not offer you the paid leave outlined within the employment agreement, you may have course for legal action.  

  • Cause for termination: New York is an at-will employment state, meaning that an employer may terminate an employee without cause. However, many employment contracts place specific guidelines on the types of actions or factors that may result in termination of the employee. If you have been terminated for reasons outside of those outlined in your employment contract, you may have cause for legal action.

Protect your career from an overreaching non-compete clause

Many employment agreements include non-compete clauses that prevent employees from seeking work with a direct competitor. Unfortunately, non-compete clauses are often written in an effort to allow the organization to enforce the agreement as they see fit.

We represent employees who have encountered issues with non-compete clauses that are:

  • Vaguely worded: Many organizations purposely word non-compete clauses in a way that is difficult to interpret. This allows the employer to enforce the clause in questionable situations. Fortunately, a vaguely written non-compete clause is difficult to for an employer to enforce, especially when you are represented by an experienced lawyer.

  • Considered implied: Far too many organizations consider a non-compete agreement to be implied within the overarching language of an employment contract, even when the terms of the non-compete clause are not outlined. The assertion that an employee has agreed implicitly to a non-compete is often made by employers looking to prevent current and former employees from working for a competitor.

  • Overreaching: Stiff competition within a specific industry may lead an organization to draft a non-compete clause that is too strict or overreaches the limits allowed by employment laws. In these cases, the guidance of an experienced attorney may help you contest the non-compete or avoid signing it altogether. 

When signing an initial employment agreement or termination form containing a non-compete clause, it is important to fully understand the restrictions placed upon your career options. Having the non-compete clause reviewed by an attorney is a good strategy for avoiding future complications.

Schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your breach of employment agreement concerns with a leading New York employment attorney today

The New York employment lawyers at Hepworth Gershbaum & Roth leverage more than 70 years of combined experience to represent employees involved in disputes with current and former employers. We have the skill, knowledge and commitment needed to help you pursue favorable results to your breach of employment agreement disputes.  




Contact an employment law attorney in New York today for a free initial consultation and determine whether you have a case. For a free initial consultation, you can contact us online or by phone.

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