Starting a new job

New employees need to protect their rights

Often, when someone begins working for a new organization they are presented with an employment contract, which many sign without thoroughly vetting it, Hawryliw tells AdvocateDaily.com.

To truly ensure your rights are being protected, the best approach is to see a lawyer before adding your signature, he says.

“The starting point is to get advice before signing any employment agreement,” says Hawryliw, founder of SRH Litigation. “To be fair to them, this is a happy time — employees are thinking about how great this new position is going to be, employers are thinking about how the new hire will be a solid addition to the team. Everyone’s feeling good about the relationship.”

But, he says the employment contract exists for a potential situation in the future when the relationship deteriorates…

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