Breach of Employment Contracts Attorney in Los Angeles, California
The Leichter Law Firm, APC Los Angeles breach of contract lawyer, Aryeh Leichter, represents California employees who have had the terms and conditions of their employment violated by their employers.
An employment contract is defined as an enforceable agreement between two parties, identifying the employer and employee and the terms and conditions of employment they agree upon and becomes controlling upon the employment relationship.
The employment contract may be oral or written, express, or implied.
When any portion of the employment contract is breached or violated the California employment law attorney at the Leichter Law Firm assists employees in enforcing the initial terms that were agreed upon.
Each breach of employment contract case is unique and requires a customized and strategic approach to pursuing results. If you believe your California employer has not held up their end of a legally binding employment contract, contact the Leichter Law Firm, APC today to schedule a free consultation to discuss the details of your case.
What Can Be Included in an Employment Contract in Los Angeles, California?
California employment contracts are unique to the employers and employees who agree on them.
Often complex and reserved for higher levels of employment such as CEO, COO, or CFO positions, parties will enter into employment agreements when there are complex terms, expectations, and pay agreements involved, or when intellectual property, trade secrets, or copyright covenants are required.
A California employment agreement may include some or all the following details:
- General information about the position
- Company policies for personal days, sick time, and vacation time
- Compensation terms, including salary, healthcare benefits, stock, or stock options that may be purchased at a set price after a certain length of employment
- Trade secrets or confidentiality agreements
California employment contracts should be negotiable and never contain any language that insists on unfair or illegal practices.
Before a California employee signs any type of employment contract, he or she should examine the details included in the agreement with a skilled employment law attorney in Los Angeles to ensure their rights are protected throughout their employment or if there is a breach.
- Age Discrimination
- Disability, FMLA, CFRA
- Independent Contractor Claims
- Overtime Misclassification
- Wrongful Termination
- Residential Apartment Manager
- Review of Severance Agreement
- Sexual Harassment
Is a Non-Compete Agreement Considered an Employment Contract in California?
Companies often ask employees to sign a non-compete agreement that precludes them from soliciting customers or clients for personal gain after leaving the company or going to work for a direct competitor.
If you have been asked to sign a non-compete agreement in California, it is important to understand the terms within the contract and assume that it can be enforced unless an experienced employment contract attorney advises otherwise.
Most employees are unaware that the California Business and Professions Code states that contracts restraining employees from engaging in a lawful profession, trade, or business are unenforceable.
However, when California residents are employed by an out-of-state company, their employment contracts and non-compete agreements may include a legal provision that allows both to be construed under their state’s employment laws, which may make either agreement enforceable.
If you have been asked to sign an agreement or believe that your employer has violated the contract you have in place, contact the skilled breach of employment contract attorney in Los Angeles at the Leichter Law Firm, APC today to discuss your case during a free consultation.
What Type of Damages Can I Pursue During a California Breach of Employment Contract Claim?
If there is evidence to support that your employment contract has been breached, California law states that the damages are measured as the compensation amount the non-breaching party is entitled to for the detriment of the breach.
Simply put, the non-breaching party — the employee — may be entitled to the full financial amount outlined in their contract, called expectation damages, just as he or she would have been if the breach never occurred.
California employment laws require employees and/or their attorney to provide proof that a breach occurred, which may include evidence of wrongful termination or failure to remit wages, benefits, or severance pay.
If you believe your California employment contract has been breached by your employer, contact the Leichter Law Firm, APC today to schedule a free consultation.
Contact the Leichter Law Firm, APC Breach of Employment Contracts Lawyer in Los Angeles
Aryeh Leichter, the Leichter Law Firm, APC founder, and breach of an employment attorney in California can help you satisfy the necessary elements to prove your employer violated your employment contract, starting with a free consultation by calling 818-915-6624 or contacting the firm online today.
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