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New York Employment Lawyers Help You Understand Your Right to Enforce an Employment Agreement


We work closely with you to identify your legal options when dealing with employment contract disputes

Disputes related to the terms or validity of an employment agreement are far too common in today’s workplace. When a dispute relating to an employment agreement arises, it is important for the employee to understand when the agreement became valid, how it is enforced and what options they may have for altering the terms of the contract. Unfortunately, due to their complex and highly specialized nature, employment agreements can be difficult to fully understand.

At Hepworth, Gershbaum & Roth, PLLC, our New York employment attorneys are committed to helping employees resolve complex legal disputes over the validity or terms of an employment agreement. Our more than 70 years of combined experience gives us the skill and knowledge needed to help you address even the most complex employment agreement disputes.  Working closely with you, our lawyers offer the personalized advice you need to understand the unique terms of your contract and its enforceability in court.

Understanding the unique attributes of your agreement is key

No two employers use the exact same type of employment agreement, making it important to understand the unique nature of the contract in question. To understand these issues, it is important to first understand the various types of employment agreement you may be offered.                     

There are several types of employment agreements, including:

  • Oral agreements: Verbal discussions relating to the terms of a candidate’s employment may be construed as a contract in certain situations.

  • Contingent agreements: Many employers extend contingent employment offers to candidates during the hiring process. These contingent offers often include an employment agreement, which must be signed by both parties.

  • Executed agreements: An executed employment agreement is one that has been signed and agreed to by both the employer and the employee. In most cases, the executed agreement is the final phase of the hiring process, with the terms of the contract becoming enforceable upon its signing.

  • Amended agreements: At certain points in an employee’s tenure, it may become necessary to alter one or more terms of the employment agreement. Commonly altered terms include the employee’s wage, title, responsibilities or fringe benefits.

Each type of agreement has its own levels of legal power, benefits and drawbacks. Each also becomes legally enforceable at different points. For example, a verbal agreement may become binding the moment an accord is reached, while a contingent agreement or executed agreement do not become legally enforceable until after each party has signed the contract.

How can you tell if your employment agreement is enforceable?

In order to fully understand the validity and enforceability of your employment agreement, it is best to discuss your concerns with an experienced New York employment lawyer. Only by carefully examining every aspect of your agreement and the events leading to its creation can you gain insight into your legal footing.

With a lawyer’s guidance, reviewing these many factors becomes much more manageable and far less confusing. An attorney’s advice should help you better understand your legal situation and your options for resolving any dispute that may arise between you and your employer.

Discuss your employment agreement concerns during a free consultation with one of our New York employment law attorneys

With more than 70 years of combined experience, the New York employment law attorneys as Hepworth, Gershbaum & Roth PLLC have seen just about all there is to see when it comes to employment agreements. Our experience handling employment contracts of all shapes, sizes and scopes gives us the insight needed to help you understand your legal situation and your options for pursuing resolutions. To schedule a free consultation with one of our New York employment law attorneys, please 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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