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Chicago Employment Law Attorney
Lawyer for Employment Contracts and Non-Compete Agreements in DuPage County and Cook CountyBusinesses will need to address a wide variety of legal issues to ensure that they can continue operating successfully, and some of the most crucial of these matters involve the relationships between employers and employees. Business owners will need to make sure the agreements they make with their employees will protect their interests, and employees will want to make sure their rights will be protected and that they are fairly compensated for their work. When addressing these issues, employers and employees will want to work with a skilled business law attorney. At Shakfeh Law LLC, we have over 10 years of experience, and we provide legal help to business owners and employees in a variety of businesses. As a small business owner, Attorney Danya Shakfeh understands the importance of handling employment matters correctly, and she can provide you with the representation you need when drafting contracts or resolving contract disputes.
Legal Help With Employment Matters
With the proper preparation, employers can ensure that their relationships with their employees are clearly defined, and they can protect themselves from issues that could cause financial harm to their business. Employees should also be sure to understand their rights when making contractual agreements with their employer. We can assist employers and employees with:
Employers will want to make sure contracts with employees clearly define the terms of employment, including the employee’s responsibilities, the compensation and benefits provided, the amount of paid time off an employee is entitled to receive, confidentiality requirements, grounds for termination, and procedures followed when resolving potential disputes. Employees should also review these contracts to ensure that they understand their rights and to address any restrictions that may affect their ability to work and earn an income.
Company policies should be clearly defined, and employers will want to make sure to address matters such as discrimination, accommodations for disabilities or other employee needs, workplace safety, employee leave, permitted and prohibited activities, dress codes, drug and alcohol use, and repayment of expenses. Employees should thoroughly review handbooks provided by an employer and be sure they understand the company’s policies.
Employment contracts or severance agreements may contain restrictive covenants to ensure that employees will not act in a way that causes financial harm to their employer. Both employers and employees should review non-compete agreements and non-solicitation clauses with an attorney to ensure they understand their rights and requirements and determine whether the restrictions placed on an employee are enforceable. Employees must also receive fair compensation in return for agreeing to restrictions on the types of activities they are allowed to engage in.