Category Archives: DC Employment Agreements

There are many DC employment agreements involved in the hiring, firing and other employment decisions. Our employment law attorney discusses DC employment agreements that you need to know.

Do You Have a “For Cause” Employment Contract?

Employees usually have the most rights under an employment contract that either says the employee will be employed for a specific period of time, or says the employer is restricting its ability to fire the employee to specific circumstances, such as “for cause,” with a definition of the term. Employers trying to recruit high-level managers, or persons with hard-to-find skills, find “for cause” agreements a powerful tool in persuading the desired prospects to leave what they were doing and sign up with the employer.

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What Does It Mean to Be an “At Will” Employee?

“At will” is a legal phrase that means the employer has the right to fire an employee at any time, for any reason, including a senseless, mean, spiteful, or arbitrary reason, as long as the reason is not unlawful. An “at will” employment can be ended at the will of either the employer or the employee. An employment contract that has no definite duration, and that has no limitation on the employer’s ability to fire the employee, is normally “at will.” Continue reading

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Attorneys’ fee awards where the recovery to the client is taxable (i.e., NOT personal injury cases)

There is a compelling tax reason to specify the amount of the recovery going for attorneys’ fees and expenses, in cases not involving personal injury. In other words, taking the position that “it’s none of the other side’s business” can be expensive for both sides. Continue reading

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