After you and your potential employer have discussed expectations, including salary, benefits and hours, and you feel confident it is the right position for you, it is time to come to an agreement on the details of your employment. Before you accept any offer of employment, be sure that you have a clear understanding of the terms of employment including start date, salary, work schedules, whether or not you will be required to sign an employment contract and/or a non-compete agreement. Be sure to ask your potential employer questions to clarify any areas on which you are unclear.
Employment Contract or No Employment Contract?
Restrictive Covenants and Non-Compete Clauses
This information is not intended as legal advice. Employment laws may differ greatly from state-to-state and from city-to-city. You should consult an attorney, preferably one knowledgeable in employment law, to determine which federal, state, and local laws apply to you.
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