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Employment Contracts Archives

An end to last minute scheduling changes for hourly workers?

The job stability of a fast food worker is dependent on the revenues their employer generates. Financial peaks and valleys are part of doing business for everyone involved.
While restaurants have predictable "up" and "down" times, business traffic not living up to expectations impact hourly employees’ bottom lines.

A future of flexibility for private employees?

Earlier this month, the U.S. House of Representatives passed The Working Families Flexibility Act. Sponsored by U.S. Rep. Martha Roby of Alabama's 2nd District, H.R. 1180 would give private employees the choice between of receiving cash wages for overtime work or accruing comp time in lieu of that pay.

Why severance agreements are more complex than most employees realize

There is a natural tendency to assume that whenever the topic of a severance agreement is breached in connection with the impending departure of an executive- or management-level employee, matters will invariably turn contentious.

Terms of employment contracts could affect lives of Texas workers

The terms of workers' contracts can have a significant impact on how they carry out their work duties and also on certain aspects of their lives. Due to the importance of employment contracts, individuals often want to ensure that they are getting the best terms possible. Unfortunately, parties may disagree on what those terms may be and disputes could arise. 

Contract disputes may lead to lawsuits in Texas

Being under stress due to employment issues can cause many individuals to feel overwhelmed. When the issues pertain to contract negotiations, the situation may seem even more difficult to address. Contract disputes may cause individuals to feel the need to take drastic action in order to ensure that their voices are being heard. As a result, they may wish to find out more on their legal rights and options for negotiations. 

New doctors should have employment contracts reviewed

Completing residency is an exciting time for many new Texas doctors. Once an offer of employment is extended, many will eagerly enter into employment contracts only to discover later that the terms are not as favorable as they might have believed. Therefore, it would be beneficial to have any employment agreement reviewed by an attorney prior to signing it.

Negotiating employment contracts in Texas

Many executive and nonexecutive level employees throughout the state of Texas find themselves in a position where they need to negotiate the terms of their employment. In many circumstances, companies present employment contracts to prospective employees who sign them without considering the fine print. Furthermore, an employee might make seemingly unreasonable demands during the negotiation process.

Contract Disputes: Can non-compete agreements be unenforceable?

Many Texas employees who will have exposure to trade secrets and proprietary information may be expected to sign a non-compete agreement, but just because a contract is signed may not mean that is legally enforceable. Contract disputes can occur when the information contained in the agreement is too vague or too constricting, which can cause problems for the exiting employees later on. An out of state man claims that the agreement he signed should not stand up in court. He, as well as his current employer, have filed a lawsuit against his former employer in a federal court.

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