Employment Law Experience Matters
Whether partnering with companies or working to protect individuals’ rights, the team and Kitchens New Cleghorn brings experienced credentials from both the public and private sectors to your employment issues. This unique combination of past achievement enables us to deliver expert legal council to create positive outcomes for our clients.
FREQUENTLY REQUESTED TOPICS
DO NO COMPETE CLAUSE/COVENANT
Covenants to not compete are agreements that restrict the ability of an individual to work in a particular field for a certain period of time and within a certain geographic area. These type of agreements are becoming ever more frequent seeing as the allow employers can better protect their interests by preventing their employees from engaging in unfair competition against them; however, these contracts can often prevent an employee from exploring a promising career path due to an agreement that meant little to them when they were signing.
Because of this, it is critical that both contractors take time while drafting their covenant not to compete and employees spend time evaluating their covenant not to compete before signing. The attorneys here at Kitchens New Cleghorn, LLC have experience in this particular field and can help counsel you all stages of this process whether it be in drafting, signing, or later determining the enforceability of a covenant not to compete.
EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT REVIEW OR CREATION
Negotiating an employment contract is about bringing parties together in order to create a contract that maximizes the possibilities for both parties as much as possible. In order to do so it is critical that both parties have the same goals in order to craft a sustainable employer-employee relationship. At Kitchens New Cleghorn, LLC we work to analyze the needs for both parties and from there we work to ensure that your contract suits your needs. We recognize that issues like compensation always exist as well as the importance to prepare for contingencies such as change in control, severance provisions, tax issues, and the scope of authority and duration of your agreement. We understand that each situation presents its own opportunities and challenges and will work with you to ensure that your particular contract protects your needs and maintains your professional relationship.
EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION ISSUE OR CONTROVERSY
Issues arising from employment can be very personal in nature. Our attorneys are committed to approaching your case with compassion and understanding.
Under federal and various state laws, private employers are generally prohibited from discriminating against employees on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, and age. Some states and cities provide additional protections for categories such as whistleblowing, sexual orientation, and gender identity.
Discrimination can take its form in a variety of different ways from adverse actions such as suspension, termination, demotion, and failure to promote. Other times discrimination and harassment can take the form of a hostile work environment based on a protected category, or retaliation for exercising your rights under the law.
The attorneys at Kitchens New Cleghorn, LLC have experience to help you determine whether you have a cause of action against your current or former employer, and will assist you through the process.