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What should I look for in an employment contract?

If you are currently looking for a job in New York City, you are probably anticipating being made an offer on a rewarding and fulfilling new career. While getting the job of your dreams is top priority, it’s also important to pay close attention to what’s actually included in an employment contract. Failure to do so could land you in hot water if the job offered isn’t exactly what you expected.

What should I include in a non-disclosure agreement?

As a New York entrepreneur, you are no doubt protective of those aspects that drive your business towards success. Accordingly, you may feel the need to draft a non-disclosure agreement to keep your employees from disseminating valuable information to competitors.

At-will doctrine vs. employee contracts in New York

In order for New York employers to remain in full compliance with the law, they must understand just what is covered under the state's at-will employment doctrine. While in many cases these laws protect businesses from incurring a wrongful termination claim, there are a few instances when other circumstances can override existing state regulations.

What should I include in my partnership contract?

Securing the right sort of partner can be an important step for Manhattan business owners looking to expand their current enterprises. However, working out the subsequent partnership contract takes a bit of finesse to ensure the best possible outcome. To this end, Business Insider offers some helpful guidelines for successfully negotiating your partnership contract.

How going out of business might affect gift cards

For every New York City business that has been a neighborhood favorite for decades, there are more that go under. When a company goes bankrupt or closes its doors, the repercussions involve more than its owners and employees. Customers are also affected, whether they were waiting for a service to be performed, a shipment of a product they ordered or had a gift card they did not yet redeem.

My boss hasn't paid me - now what?

Despite wage laws that are meant to ensure employees are paid fairly, you may experience problems getting paid from your New York City employer. Often, there is a reasonable explanation for this. If you have not received the full amount you are due, there could have been a misunderstanding with your employer or a mistake on your payroll. In some circumstances, however, your employer might be experiencing financial difficulties or be deliberately withholding your pay.

Increase in potentially unlawful nondisclosure agreements

Employees in New York are often asked to sign clauses in their contracts that they may not necessarily understand or agree with. Most of the time, these contract points are intended to protect the company. For example, the purpose of a nondisclosure clause is typically to prevent employees from sharing vital company information with others outside the company. However, states HRZone, employees may not realize that sometimes the nondisclosure agreement they are being required to sign is unlawful.

What to look for in an employment agreement in New York

A contract dispute can tie up precious resources, which is why you should be especially careful before you sign your name to a document. At Cox Padmore Skolnik & Shakarchy LLP, we know what to look for in employment agreements. When you thoroughly analyze a contract, you can be sure you know exactly what you are getting into – and what you will be getting out of the deal.

Factors surrounding property condemnation

There are many reasons you might have a real estate contract dispute with a tenant or property owner in New York, ranging from destruction of property to non-payment of rent and beyond. You might also end up in litigation with the state or federal government over real estate that you own. The attorneys at Cox Padmore Skolnik & Shakarchy LLP realize that it is sometimes inevitable for homes or apartment buildings to be condemned by the city or state. However, you should know that you, too, have a voice in these matters.

Is it possible to enforce an oral contract in New York?

Some people still operate on the belief that a man’s word is his honor, but unfortunately that is not usually how the business world works in modern times. Even so, you might agree to do business with someone without drawing up an official contract. Are you able to uphold the terms of your agreement if you only sealed the deal with a handshake? Would New York law protect you if the other party did not abide by the terms of an oral contract?

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