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Here is a list of five important questions that business owners, professionals and individuals should ask before signing an employment agreement:

  • Do I fully understand the responsibilities, obligations and restrictions set out in this agreement that bind me or my company? If not, have I raised questions about the concerns I have over the agreement with the other contracting party or have I sought legal advice on the agreement?
  • Does the agreement protect my best interests?
  • Can I foresee any potential issues arising in the future concerning the agreement?
  • How does the agreement affect post-employment obligations in the future?

The employment relationship is more likely to be successful and rewarding for parties who clarify the terms of the agreement up front. Having an experienced employment lawyer review the agreement before it is signed can provide an opportunity to amend an unclear agreement, leading to greater certainty for all parties.

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