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A lawyer to review employment contract is a legal counsel who assists individuals in preparing, evaluating, or negotiating an employment agreement. In some situations, employees joining a new company must sign an employment contract. These employment contracts generally comprise worker benefits, wages, sick time, and other relevant details. Keep in mind the specific details included in the contract can vary depending on the employer and industry.

How Can a Lawyer to Review Employment Contract Help You?

So when a person gets an employment offer that demands their signature, a contract review attorney can help them understand the provisions of an employment contract. And since these agreements bind you to deals that comprise essential parts of your employment, such as your salary and perks, it is never a bad idea to seek professional help. Below are some ways how employment contract review attorneys can help you.

  • Compensation/Wages

    Possibly the most essential thing an employment contract review comprises is data about your wages. In addition, this agreement part defines how frequently you will get your remuneration and how. Generally, two distinct types of wages are most prevalent in employment agreements:

    1. Salaried pay
    2. Hourly pay

    Moreover, this part of the employment contract can also comprise details about how much bonus an employee will get, how bonuses are calculated, and how they are communicated. So, for instance, if you are seeking regular promotions, the information must get incorporated in this part of the agreement.

    And if you are anticipating pay for vacations or overtime wages, that should get incorporated here too. Hence we can say that employment contract attorneys are valuable because they can assist you in understanding how the compensation provisions in your contract impact you. Additionally, they can help negotiate higher wages and other aspects of the compensation amount of your contract.

  • Employee Benefits

    Top companies care about their workers and like taking care of them. In addition, employee benefits are one factor that can impact employee productivity. Some employee benefits included in an employment agreement are:

    1. Dental benefits
    2. Health insurance
    3. Eye coverage
    4. Family leave
    5. Extended leave
    6. Disability benefits
    7. Workers' compensation
    8. Tuition reimbursement
    9. Student loan payments

    Employment contract review lawyers always confirm the terms encompassing these aspects are legally correct and helpful for their clients. They can also negotiate more reasonable provisions in these areas if required.

  • Sick time and vacation

    Office vacation and sick time are essential aspects of employment that help employees balance their personal and professional life. In addition, when you support a healthy work/life balance, you will always have better productivity in your personal and professional life.

    Likewise, sick time guarantees you have a fair number of hours each year to reimburse for the time you cannot arrive at work due to sickness. On the other hand, vacation time ensures you never miss a chance to relax and improve your productivity.

    Nevertheless, if your employment agreement does not comprise terms covering sick time and vacation, an employment attorney can help advocate incorporating those terms. They can also negotiate additional hours per year for you if the number of hours offered for sick leave or vacation time is inadequate.

  • After Termination Provisions

    After job termination, organizations might have anticipations from ex-employees summarized in the employment contract. These post-termination provisions can be included in employment contracts. However, the enforceability of post-termination provisions can vary depending on the jurisdiction and specific circumstances.

    Moreover, a severance contract entails employees obtaining a lump-sum amount when employment terminates. It is intended to safeguard organizations from being challenged legally for unlawful termination if they terminate a worker.

    If this provision is incorporated in an employment contract, employees would be unable to take lawful action if they think they were wrongly terminated. On the other hand, a non-compete agreement indicates that employees would not be able to work for a different organization in the same industry as your last one for a certain amount of time. However, non-compete agreements terms and restrictions can vary widely, so consult with an attorney to learn more about your specific jurisdiction.

    These provisions are intended to safeguard businesses from losing promising workers to contenders. It also helps guarantee that previous workers don't use their knowledge to help competitors.

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What Are the Types of Contract Review?

There are generally two types of contract reviews that you can choose depending on the type of employment agreement being structured.

  • Simple Review

    Simple employment contract reviews are a comprehensive analysis of the proposed contract. Employment attorneys will examine it for:

    1. Parties adequately specified and named
    2. Acceptable provisions for the client
    3. Contract absoluteness
    4. Description of threats, restrictions, and claims
    5. Findings and suggestions for re-negotiation
  • Complex Review

    Complex employment contract reviews concern a primary contract analysis. Nevertheless, your employment attorneys play a crucial role in negotiating and interacting with the organization or employee. This kind of review may concern the following:

    1. Initial job contract review
    2. Expression of findings and suggestions
    3. Organizational wages and equity negotiations
    4. Organizational employment contract revisions
    5. Discussion with the other individual involved to reach a satisfactory consensus.
    6. Employment period negotiations
    7. Written vs. implied enforceability examinations
    8. Severance package negotiations
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Key Terms

  • Collective Contracts: A collective contract is a written agreement bargained for workers by trade unions with a business's administration. It controls the terms and provisions of employees at work.
  • Code of Practice: A code of practice is a collection of documented practices that present expectations for how individuals should behave. While the paper presents promising approaches for employment, the record is generally not lawfully binding.
  • Offer Letter : An offer letter is a note that an organizational manager offers to a potential worker, offering them a job. The offer letter generally contains the benefits, date, and terms of employment.
  • Open-Ended Contract: This employment contract continues until the office administration or employee ends it. It is an agreement of endless terms and is what workers refer to as permanent employment.


Consulting our professional employment contract review attorneys at Contracts Counsel before signing a general employment agreement with your organization can safeguard your legal ownership significantly. In addition, employment contract review lawyers with relevant expertise in the industry you operate in are best-suited for evaluating job agreements.

They have knowledge, training, and first-hand understanding of distinct subjects workers face across your industry. So if you wish to seek reassurance about your employment contract's righteousness, always have employment attorneys conduct a thorough contract assessment and follow through on their legal guidance.

ContractsCounsel is not a law firm, and this post should not be considered and does not contain legal advice. To ensure the information and advice in this post are correct, sufficient, and appropriate for your situation, please consult a licensed attorney. Also, using or accessing ContractsCounsel's site does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and ContractsCounsel.

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