In the workplace, contracts serve to protect both employers and employees. Unfortunately, contract disputes can and do arise over independent contractors, overtime hours, classification of employees and other issues. In some cases, contract issues can deprive you of your rights or the compensation you rightfully deserve. If you feel your contract has been violated or if you have contract issues that need to be resolved, you can speak with a contract lawyer at any time by contacting McCarthy Weisberg Cummings. Our attorneys have over 40 years of combined experience helping employees and employers resolve issues and address injustices.
Types of Contract Issues
McCarthy Weisberg Cummings handles many types of contract disputes and issues, including:
- Title VII. This type of agreement gives up your rights to pursue a legal claim against an employer, generally for illegal discrimination. Often, you give up your right to pursue a claim in exchange for a severance package or other benefit. If you are asked to sign this type of contract, McCarthy Weisberg Cummings may be able to help you negotiate so you get the best benefits in exchange for your rights.
- Non-compete Agreements. In today’s competitive business world, non-compete agreements are becoming commonplace. These agreements prevent you from running a competing business after you leave your employer. In some cases, these agreements can place a burden on you and prevent you from using your skills and talents. If your employment contract requires this sort of clause, you may wish to speak with a contract lawyer at McCarthy Weisberg Cummings to determine whether the clause is enforceable and whether it can be negotiated.
- Employee misclassification. The way employees are classified is very important to the types of rights they have. For example, contractors and temp employees have far fewer rights than traditional full-time or part-time employees. Some employers, however, treat temp workers and contract workers as employees, making the contractor a de facto employee who should hold the same rights and benefits as a traditional full-time worker.If you have signed a contract as a contractor or temp employee but are working as a traditional employee, the contract attorneys at McCarthy Weisberg Cummings may be able to help you review your situation and help you determine how you can enforce your rights.
Whether you need to enforce a contract or whether your employer is trying to force you to agree to certain terms that may not benefit you, contact the contract attorneys at McCarthy Weisberg Cummings. From our offices in Harrisburg Pennsylvania, we are proud to serve employees and businesses across Pennsylvania. We’d be happy to discuss your contract questions in a free consultation.