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New York Employment Attorneys Protect Your Best Interests During Employment Agreement Negotiations


Beginning a new chapter in your career is an exciting moment. Unfortunately, addressing the many legal and administrative details of a new job can be stressful. At Hepworth Gershbaum & Roth, PLLC, our New York employment lawyers are committed to alleviating the stress you may feel when signing a new employment contract. With more than 70 years of combined experience, our attorneys have the knowledge and skill to protect your best interests during employment contract negotiations.

Comprehensive guidance throughout the contract negotiation and review process

Employment contracts cover an overwhelming number of details. Ensuring that you clearly understand each of these details and none of them negatively impact your career is imperative. Our New York employment law attorneys offer advice on a wide range of issues related to your employment agreement, including:

  • Compensation: One of the most important issues addressed in your employment contract is the issue of compensation. Negotiating a fair salary is key to your financial stability. In addition to the terms of your salary, it is important that your contract specify a timeline for wage increases and any applicable signing bonuses. 

  • Bonus structure: Your new employer may offer performance incentives in the form of cash bonuses or equity in the company. Fully understanding the bonus structure your employer has offered may help to alleviate confusion and missed income opportunities in the future.

  • Non-compete agreements: Many employers require new employees to sign a non-compete agreement as part of their contract. Unfortunately, these addendums are often drafted to offer the maximum protection for the employer, which may limit your career choices going forward. Carefully reviewing the terms of a non-compete clause before signing is imperative. Should the clause prove to be too restrictive or vague, our New York employment lawyers offer the guidance you need to negotiate an equitable resolution.

  • Grounds for termination: An effective employment contract should address the circumstances under which your employment may be terminated. Your contract should clearly lay out your eligibility for severance payment. Ensuring that you fully understand these guidelines is vital, as they directly impact your career.

  • Benefits: While many businesses maintain set benefits for employees at all levels, it behooves you to review the terms of the package you are offered. Understanding the coverage you are offered and who bears responsibility for which expenses is key to protecting your best interests.

  • Dispute resolution: Many employment agreements include language governing the resolution of disputes that may arise during your employment or after your termination. Some employers require employees to undergo arbitration or mediation to resolve disputes. In these cases, the employee is asked to waive their rights to bring litigation against the business. To preserve your legal options in the case of a dispute it is important to understand the guidelines set forth by your employer. 

Schedule a free consultation to discuss your employment contract concerns with one of our New York employment attorneys

Protecting your financial well-being and career options is key during the employment contract negotiation process. Working closely with you to negotiate and review the terms of your employment contract, the New York employment lawyers at Hepworth, Gershbaum & Roth, PLLC position you for a successful and rewarding career with your new employer. To schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your contract concerns with one of our New York employment lawyers, contact us online or call 212-545-1199 today.





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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