For many new employees, the employment contract is straightforward and not subject to much negotiation. But for many professionals and other workers with unique skills or experience, employment contracts can be a complex thing. And what is worse, new employees all too often rely upon their employers to offer a fair contract, simply signing on the line without truly understanding their rights and duties. Instead of relying on your employer, have your document reviewed by an experienced employment contracts lawyer. The attorneys at the Sanford Law Firm have the legal and practical knowledge to determine if your contract is fair and to identify issues you may have missed.
All employee/employer relationships are contractual, whether or not there is a written document. But complicated employment contracts should always be in writing and may address numerous issues:
These agreements can continue to impose substantial obligations upon you even after the employment ends. That is why you should never agree to a contract you do not fully understand or take your employer’s word for what certain provisions require.
For employees with access to sensitive information or those who form a close relationship with clients, a non-compete agreement is often a part of the employment contract. Employees frequently accept these agreements out of hand. But a non-solicitation agreement or non-compete agreement can have a huge impact on your ability to make a living or practice your craft after severance from you current employer. Essentially, it can prevent you from doing similar business within a substantial geographic area for a substantial amount of time.
That is why you should consult an employment contracts attorney. Arkansas law limits the scope of these agreements. But if drafted correctly, they can still place a substantial burden upon departing employees. By consulting the experienced attorneys at the Sanford Law Firm you can fully understand the scope of your non-compete or Arkansas non-disclosure agreement and ensure you receive fair compensation for the obligations you are assuming.
With more than 60 years of combined experience, our seasoned attorneys have both the legal acumen and practical knowledge to help level the playing field between employers and prospective employees. With our offices in Little Rock and Russellville, we have an impressive record of serving professionals, executives and other employees of all types throughout Arkansas. But we are also ready and willing to work in other states — wherever workers need a strong and principled advocate. Call our Little Rock office at 501-476-6251 or toll free at or contact us online to schedule a consultation regarding your employment issue.