Chicago Employment Contracts and Employment Agreements Lawyer
Lake County Employment Law Attorney
The Law Offices of Ross J. Peters, Ltd. is one of the leading law firms in Chicago handling employment contract and employment agreement matters. A top-rated lawyer, Attorney Ross J. Peters has practiced employment law for over 18 years and has a top notch reputation for helping employees assert rights that are protected by law. Mr. Peters’ attention to detail and passion for employee advocacy have consistently provided outstanding results for clients.
Depending on the circumstances, some contracts and agreements may not have a sound foundation. Proactively, Attorney Ross J. Peters can make sure that you understand what you are agreeing to and provide suggestions for changes that are aligned with your best interests. Even if you have already entered into an agreement regarding employment matters, you can still seek the assistance of Mr. Peters who has been named by the Leading Lawyers Network as one of Illinois’ top ten plaintiffs’ employment lawyers.
What Does “Employment at Will” Mean in Chicago?
Illinois is an “at-will” state. At any time and for any reason, an employer or employee can end an employment relationship provided that the reason is lawful. However, wrongful termination of an employee based on issues such as discrimination and retaliation for reporting sexual harassment are prohibited by state and federal laws.
While some may believe that there are few protections for safeguarding “at-will” employment, Ross Peters knows better. There are often promises made by employers, whether written or oral, that can be challengeable as well as enforceable depending on the details. Mr. Peters will examine the situation, and bring the facts and law to light for your unique situation.
Understanding Employment Contracts and Employment Agreements in Chicago
During the course of employment, you may encounter documents such as non-compete agreements, employee guides, non-solicitation agreements, severance agreements, offer letters, and separation agreements. You may also experience promises in regards to your employment that are spoken or implied. Mr. Peters wants to help you understand your rights by examining the basic anatomy of a contract. Whether oral or written, a contract has several parts including, but not limited to:
- Consent – an acknowledgement and permission for an action to take place, such as employment, given without negative or improper influence.
- Parties – the named persons or entities included in the established employment contract or agreement.
- Purpose – the lawful reason for the contract; the object of the employment agreement.
- Terms – the details about what is expected or conditions that must be met.
- Consideration – what each party will benefit from the employment contract.
Breach of a contract requires a remedy. A breach is an action that goes against the terms of the agreement. A remedy is the legal action to enforce contract terms, issue punishment for the breach, or provide a response that serves the parties with equity. Think of the remedy as medicine to heal the pain of broken promises. Attorney Ross J. Peters will pursue the best possible outcome for your claim.
Contact Attorney Ross J. Peters today to schedule an appointment concerning your employment contract or employment agreement matter. He serves clients throughout Lake County, Cook County, McHenry County, DuPage County, Will County, Boone County, and Winnebago County. Appointments can be made at one of his offices or at a location near you. Please call 312-595-9595, 847-625-1854 or 888-531-7400 today.