Morris County Contract Dispute Attorney Advocates for Employees
Roxbury Township employment lawyer helps workers enforce their rights
Many businesses enter into employment agreements with workers to spell out the terms and conditions of their employment. These agreements bind both sides and if your employer violates contract language or accuses you of doing so, a qualified employment attorney can help you assert your rights. At Kevin T. Kutyla, Esq. in Succasunna, I am a New Jersey attorney with more than 25 years of legal experience representing workers in Morris and Sussex counties. My firm will review the employment agreement and any other relevant document to find out if and how your particular issue is addressed. From there, I am committed to delivering a positive result.
How is an employee agreement created in New Jersey?
Some employment agreements are written out and signed by both parties. However, you and your employer may also be bound by the terms of the latest version of the employee handbook or by promises the employer made when you were hired. An employment agreement may address various subjects, such as:
- Executive or employee compensation
- Non-disclosure of trade secrets
- Non-compete agreements
- Duties and conditions of employment
As an experienced Succasunna employment attorney, I can help you negotiate your employment agreement or, if you already have one, advise you on its terms.
How do legal requirements affect employment contracts in New Jersey?
New Jersey uses the “at will employment” standard, which means that employees may be fired for no reason at all. Nevertheless, your employment agreement might prohibit an employer from terminating your contract unless a specific condition applies. State and federal laws also impose conditions such as the minimum wage and overtime that employment agreements cannot override. However, some companies might try to evade these requirements by misclassifying you as an employee whose position makes them exempt from these protections. I can review the terms of your employment agreement and any associated communications to determine if it meets all the legal standards and, if not, my firm will fight for your rights.
Morris County lawyer handles breaches of employment contract lawsuits
Sometimes, your employer may breach your employment agreement or accuse you of doing so. If that happens, I can negotiate on your behalf with your employer’s attorneys. If that does not lead to a satisfactory resolution, I can represent you in a lawsuit. That begins when the person alleging the breach files a complaint alleging the basis for the claim. The defendant will then either object to the complaint, if it is deficient, or file an answer alleging any defenses to the claim. The parties will then exchange information, a process known as discovery. Often the case does not go to trial either because the defendant has won a dismissal or the parties have reached a settlement. Eventually, if the case is unresolved, it will go to trial and the court or jury will decide the claim. If you are an employee who needs to bring or defend a lawsuit for breach of your employment agreement, I will vigorously represent you every step of the way.
Contact a board-certified civil trial attorney for your employment contract dispute case
If you are involved in an employment contract dispute, you can trust Kevin T. Kutyla, Esq. to fight for your rights. For more than 25 years, I have delivered positive results for employees in disputes with their employers in Sussex and Morris counties. Call 862-354-8931 or contact me online to schedule an appointment. My office is conveniently located in Succasunna at 15 Commerce Boulevard, just off Route 10.