Over the course of your employment, you’ve likely been asked to sign one or more agreements. These contracts define the terms and conditions of your employment, such as your job duties, salary, benefits, and duration of employment. Some of these agreements may also include clauses that restrict your rights and obligations after you leave your employer, such as non-disclosure agreements and severance agreements. If you have any questions about an agreement your employer has asked you to sign or you’re being accused of violating an employment agreement in any capacity, please don’t hesitate to speak with a lawyer from our firm today.
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Berger Law has extensive experience handling a wide range of employment-related matters on behalf of our clients, including employment agreements and contracts. Whether you’ve been asked to sign an NDA or are looking to ensure a severance agreement works in your best interests, you can have confidence in your decision to turn to a knowledgeable Marquette employment lawyer from our legal team.
A non-disclosure agreement is a contract that prohibits you from sharing any confidential information about your employer’s business with anyone outside the company. This may include trade secrets, marketing strategies, or any other information that gives your employer a competitive edge in the industry. An NDA may also prevent you from working for a competitor or starting your own business in the same field for a certain period of time after you leave your employer. This is known as a non-compete clause.
An NDA is enforceable in Michigan if it is reasonable in scope, duration, and geographic area. However, an NDA cannot violate the public policy of the state or the federal law.
If you believe that your NDA is unreasonable or unlawful, or if your employer accuses you of breaching your NDA, you should consult an employment lawyer as soon as possible.
A severance agreement is a contract that provides you with certain benefits when you are terminated from your employment. These benefits may include a lump sum payment, continuation of health insurance coverage, and more. In exchange for these benefits, you may have to waive some of your rights and claims against your employer, such as suing for wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, or retaliation.
A severance agreement is not required by law in Michigan, but it may be offered by your employer either as a gesture of goodwill or to avoid litigation. That being said, you should never sign a severance agreement without carefully reading and understanding its terms.
If you’re unsure about whether to accept a severance agreement, or if you believe that your severance agreement is unfair, you should strongly consider speaking with a competent employment agreement lawyer first.
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The bottom line is that if you’re in need of an attorney who can ensure your employment agreement is fair, just, and works to your benefit, Berger Law is here to help. Contact us today so we can get started working on your case.