The working people of New Jersey do their jobs and function according to what they agreed to before a job began. New Jersey is an “at-will” state. This means that you can be fired at any time for any reason, with a few exceptions, including discriminatory reasons, exercising your civil rights, and in breach of a contract. Some people are protected against the terms of “at-will” employment through employment agreements. Employment agreements come in various ways. They can be written, oral, or implied. Written and implied employment contracts are usually durable while an oral contract may not be. If your employer breaches your contract, you have rights that should be exercised in order to seek compensation for the violation. In some fortunate cases, when someone’s job is over, a severance package allows a terminated worker the financial relief needed to look for other employment without the financial burden of lost wages. When our clients need representation because of a breach of contract or severance agreement negotiations, our attorneys are ready to serve. Other clients may need The Mark Law Firm, LLC to review employment agreements before they sign on to a job. Whatever the situation, The Mark Law Firm, LLC is ready to assist you in your legal matter.
New Jersey is an “at-will” employment state. Many people have heard the term or been told that they are “at will” employees. Many do not understand what that really means. An employee is “at will” when they can be fired at any time by an employer for any reason or no reason at all, with a few exceptions. An employer cannot fire you for discriminatory reasons, in retaliation for exercising your rights, or in breach of an employment contract. At-will employment is the reality for some people, but there are laws and regulations that protect employees from employers who may go beyond what the law allows.
In some cases, a company may offer a new employee a contract that establishes a position, how the job will function, and what constitutes termination. New Jersey is an “at-will” employment state. This means that you can be fired at any time for any reason, with a few exceptions. An employment contract is a great way to protect yourself from those terms. Employment contracts can be written, implied, or oral.
If you have been terminated from a position, your employer may offer you a severance agreement. Though the agreement might sound like a great way to move on towards a better situation, it might be a way to prohibit you from exercising your rights and holding them liable for wrongful termination or a breach of contract. In some cases, a severance agreement will impact your ability to make a living in the same industry