Enforcing Employment Contract Rights in Pennsylvania
Executives, managers and professionals are just as vulnerable to unfair and unlawful treatment in the workplace as their salaried or hourly subordinates. If you are working in the upper echelon of a large corporation and have concerns about the progress of your career or your ability to realize all the compensation you're entitled to under an employment contract, contact McCarthy Weisberg Cummings, P.C., in Harrisburg for legal advice about your options.
Not all workplace rights are expressed in state or federal statutes and regulations. In companies of all sizes, leaders and key professional or technical personnel often work under negotiated employment agreements that protect both sides on a wide range of issues ranging from job security and compensation to trade secrets and noncompetition upon separation.
We Help Employees Protect the Value of Employment Agreement Rights
There are many reasons why a large corporation or closely held company might interpret contract terms in a manner that violates the employment agreement rights of an executive employee. In some cases, there can be a calculated business decision to ignore the contract terms in order to achieve an objective that appears more important or attractive.
Our attorneys advise people working under written employment agreements about contract disputes involving such terms as:
- Base salary
- Bonuses and performance-based compensation
- Termination for cause
- Liquidated damages clauses upon termination or resignation
- Stock options
- Noncompetition or non-solicitation terms
- Trade secrets, nondisclosure or intellectual property rights
- Renewals or extensions
Our firm represents CEOs, CFOs, managers and professional employees on either side of breach of contract litigation related to high-level employment disputes. In larger corporations, executive employment contract problems can follow mergers, reorganizations or periods of unsatisfactory performance in the market. In smaller companies, these disputes are often associated with transfers of a controlling interest or other changes in the composition of the ownership group.
Executive and professional employment problems can often be resolved through severance negotiations backed up by a credible litigation threat on the contract issues. For more information about the best ways to protect your rights under an employment agreement, contact a lawyer at McCarthy Weisberg Cummings, P.C.
Larry Weisberg is the contributing author to this content.