Frisco Employment Attorney: Representing Employees
Employers have access to legal counsel when they need it; employees should too. It’s all too easy for employees to be uninformed, go unprotected and to have their rights violated in the workplace. There are legal protections for workers, but you have to be willing to pursue them.
Frisco employment lawyer, Laura Calhoun, is a board certified legal specialist in employment law. She works tirelessly to help employees protect their interests with employment contracts, and to defend the rights of employees who have suffered discrimination, sexual harassment, wage losses for unpaid overtime, retaliation and wrongful termination. Attorney Calhoun also assists clients with negotiating employment contracts and severance agreements.
Employment Contracts and Job Offers
Attorney Calhoun can negotiate terms that can assist with your future career advancement. She represents employees in contract negotiations for:
- Compensation and bonuses
- Non-compete and non-disclosure clauses
- Health and life insurance
- Severance packages
- Stock options
- Expense accounts
- Relocation cost reimbursement
- Sales goals and quota parameters
- Project description, duties and opportunities
- Ownership of intellectual property, copyrights and patents
Representing Independent Contractors
Never work without a written contract. A contract helps to protect your legal rights. Should your client fail to pay you or insist you did not fulfill your end of the bargain, your contract serves as the basis for your claim or defense. Our employment attorney can draft a contractor-client contract, review the provisions of a proposed contract, or negotiate terms of a contract on your behalf, such as:
- Tasks and duties
- Terms of payment
- Work hours and location
- Access to tools and equipment
- Ownership of intellectual property – copyright, patent or trademark infringement
If you work on a variety of projects, you may need to revise your agreements with each new client. If you only perform one type of uniform service, you may only need a standard contract for your business, with minor modifications each time you sign a new client. If you work on a variety of projects, you may need to revise your agreements with each new client. If you only perform one type of uniform service, you may only need a standard contract for your business, with minor modifications each time you sign a new client.
Enforceability of Non-Compete Agreements in Texas
Under Texas law, the restrictions in a non-compete agreement cannot surpass what is necessary to protect the business’s interest and must be reasonable in regards to time, geographical area, and scope of activity. If your employer attempts to enforce a non-compete agreement against you, let our employment law attorney review the contract for unfair and unenforceable terms.
Wage Theft and Overtime Claims
Have you lost money because your employer refused to pay overtime for hours worked? Did your employer require you to work before signing it or continue to work after signing out? Has your employer withheld money from your paycheck without your written consent? These are examples of wage theft – failing to pay for time worked – and it’s illegal.
Contact Our Plano Employment Law Firm
If you’ve repeatedly lost income because your employer refuses to pay overtime claims, if you are facing legal action over a non-compete agreement, if you’ve suffered harassment or discrimination, call Albin Roach from prompt and aggressive legal representation: 214-430-4440 or contact us online.