Missouri is an “at will” employment state, but many employers require their employees to sign written employment contracts. All too often, the contracts tend to contain terms that are favorable to the employer. If your employer asks you to sign an employment contract, we can help you to fully understand your rights and obligations under the agreement. After all, the agreement may affect not only your employment terms during the period of time you are employed, but it may also restrict your ability to work elsewhere after you leave.
There may also come a time when your employer ends your employment against your wishes and with little or no notice to you. In exchange for a waiver of your legal rights and claims, your employer may offer you a severance package. Before you waive any rights or release any potential claims, we can review the proposed severance agreement and provide you with advice and counsel on how to end your employment relationship on the best possible terms.