Employment Contract Lawyer in Northern Virginia
Whether you're considering an offer of employment or need help interpreting an existing employment contract, J. Madison PLC can help you understand the legal ramifications of any Virginia employment contract. In most cases, we'll review your contract before your one-hour meeting and walk you through any clauses or provisions that impact your rights or impose duties on you. We also make sure to help you understand any implied contract terms, which are those terms that, even if not included in your agreement, nevertheless apply to your employment relationship as a matter of law. And, of course, we also answer all your questions about the employment contract. Consulting with J. Madison PLC about your employment contract will help you understand the rights and duties that apply to both you and your employer, and what you should do if either one of you fails or has failed to meet your obligations.
Severance Agreement Review
The end of your employment is often a difficult time. And it can become even more difficult if your now-former employer gives you a deadline to review and sign pages and pages of legal terms. Whether your employment is ending voluntarily or involuntarily, if you've been asked to sign a severance agreement, J. Madison PLC can help you understand that agreement. After speaking with us about a severance agreement, you'll understand:
- What, if anything, you give up by signing the agreement.
- The costs and benefits of signing or refusing to sign the agreement.
- Ongoing obligations you will have to meet if you sign the agreement.
- Whether the proposed agreement uses standard clauses or is especially restrictive.
- The likelihood that you can negotiate a better severance agreement with or without our help.
Consider having J. Madison PLC take a look at your agreement to help you decide whether it's in your interest to sign it, and what you should do if you decide not to do so.
Non-Compete and Non-Solicitation Agreements Review
Too often, Virginia employees are forced to decide whether to sign an agreement that limits their ability to earn a living in the future. You may be faced with a non-compete agreement at the beginning of an employment relationship, after years on the job, or even after you've decided to leave or have been dismissed. But Virginia, like many states, limits employers' ability to enforce non-competition agreements.
If you need to understand a non-competition or non-solicitation agreement, whether you are considering signing it or have already done so, J. Madison PLC can help. We'll help you understand what behavior would violate the agreement, whether the agreement is likely enforceable in court, and what you can do to avoid litigation. And when appropriate, we can help you challenge the agreement in court or negotiate a confidential waiver with your employer.