Arthur R. Lehman, L.L.C.

When a contract dispute leads to litigation

There are many New Yorkers who work under the terms of an employment agreement. These agreements can be important for both employers and employees, as they set the stage for what will become, hopefully, a prosperous collaboration. However, the reality is that not all employment contracts last the course of the relationship. In some cases, during the term of the agreement the employer and employee may reach a point where a contract dispute breaks out.

At our law firm, we have represented both sides in these types of situations. For employers, it is important to be aware of the fact that if they drafted the contract and the employee did not have an opportunity to give any input on the terms, the contract will be construed against the employer if the issue results in litigation. For employees, a breach of contract issue in regards to an employment contract usually means that time is of the essence, such as the employee has a new employment opportunity and needs the dispute resolved as quickly as possible.

With all of the factors that might come into play in a dispute over an employment agreement, it should be a primary concern for both the employer and employee to start off on the right foot. Before an employment agreement is signed and the relationship begins, it is important to draft the proposed agreement properly.

At our law firm, we attempt to help employers and employees who may be either on the verge of signing an employment agreement, or who are on the verge of litigation because of the breach of the terms of such an agreement. For more information about how our law firm attempts to help either side with these types of issues, please visit the employment contract litigation section of our website.

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