Employment Contracts Attorneys in Indianapolis
Unfavorable or Illegal Terms? Breach of Contract? Get Help Now.
Getting a job offer and continuing along in your career can be an exciting prospect. You may be eager to sign on the dotted line and get started right away, but have you read the fine print? As with any contract, employment contracts can bury provisions that favor your employer at your expense. You may be happy with your salary, sick days, and benefits, but what about finer details like how you will be classified or the grounds for termination? Even worse, what if an employer is failing to hold up their end of the contract?
At Cleveland Lehner Cassidy, we can help workers understand their obligations and those of their employers. We can review the terms of an employment agreement and advise clients of how a contract may be unfavorable to them or even violating their rights. When an employer fails to adhere to terms in a contract, we can also help our clients hold them accountable for a breach of contract.
If you’re interested in getting the most out of an employment agreement, contact Cleveland Lehner Cassidy online or call (317) 406-0855 to schedule an initial consultation – at no charge – with an employment contracts attorney in Indianapolis.
Employer Breach of Contract
If your employer has breached the terms of a contract, they can be held liable for it. An example of this would be given a lower starting salary than stated in your employment agreement. Another situation would involve your termination for no good cause after only a few months of a two-year contract.
The provisions of your employment agreement outline not just your obligations to a company, but the company’s obligations to you. If you are being treated unfairly by an employer who’s not holding up their end of the contract, don’t let them take advantage of you without a fight. Reaching out to an employment contracts attorney in Indianapolis can help you hold them accountable and recover fair and just compensation for breaching terms.
Common remedies for breach of contract include:
- Payment for sick or holiday pay that was offered but not granted
- Payment for lost wages and overtime
- Payment for work-related expenses owed but not paid
- Changing portions of an employment agreement you did not agree to
- Changing a job description, duties, or work hours
Is Your Employment Agreement Legal?
Even if you agree to an employment contract with illegal terms, the contract is null and unenforceable. This means that if you signed an agreement to work unpaid overtime hours, for example, that term and perhaps even the entire contract can be rendered void because requiring unpaid work is prohibited by federal law.
There are many examples of illegal terms you may come across in an employment contract, especially from an inexperienced employer. These can attempt to unlawfully limit your lawfully protected sick leave or pregnancy leave, prohibit whistleblowing, or even permit unlawful grounds for termination. Any terms that imply these or other illegal provisions should be challenged before you sign or if an employer is trying to enforce them.
Should you find yourself confronted with illegal terms in an employment agreement, or need help determining if terms are illegal, reach out to an attorney for help. Our employment lawyers at Cleveland Lehner Cassidy can scan employment agreements to search for unlawful or unfavorable terms.
When you need our help, reach out to Cleveland Lehner Cassidy by contacting us online as soon as possible. Take advantage of a free and flexible initial consultation over the phone or in-person to find out how we may be able to help.