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I'm having trouble determining the language in an employment agreement.
Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Employment Law
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Employment Lawyer: Ely, Counselor at Law replied 1 year ago
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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I signed a document in April of 2013.
The document was entitled "offer for employment".
There were various provisions, specifically an initial 3 year term that automatically renews on the the date the agreement was entered into for an additional year.
Is this document entitled "offer for employment", it specifically refers to another document entitled "employee aggreement" that would be entered into between myself and the company prior to work commencing.
I never signed the employee Agreement. Am I currently under contract? I did sign the above referenced "offer for employment".
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Employment Lawyer: Ely, Counselor at Law replied 1 year ago

Thank you for your reply.

Unless you and the company signed the agreement (or at least the company did), then there is no employment contract, arguably. Without the signatures, the parties are not under the contract and there is simply a free association of employment/contract which can be terminated at any time by either party.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Just so I understand, both parties did sign the "offer for employment" and in that offer for employment it outlines a 3 year with 1 year rollover. It also refers to an employee aggreement which was never signed. But for for calrification, we did sign the "offer for employment".
Employment Lawyer: Ely, Counselor at Law replied 1 year ago

I see. I'd need to actually see the Offer of Employment. Can you attach it to the question? The title itself is not enough to determine anything.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
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Employment Lawyer: Ely, Counselor at Law replied 1 year ago

This is more of an offer and it is meant to establish the things in the middle large paragraph of page 2. However the actual "Employment Agreement" has not been signed.

So at this time, whatever Employment Agreement there is, it is not enforceable since no one signed it.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
in your opinion I am currently free to leave whenever I want without penalty or injunction?
Employment Lawyer: Ely, Counselor at Law replied 1 year ago

Unless someone in your situations actually signed that Employment Agreement, then based on what you have told me - yes.

However, it is always good to give reasonable notice prior to quitting, of course, even if not required.

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Employment Lawyer: Ely, Counselor at Law replied 1 year ago
Hello again. This is a courtesy check in to see if you needed anything else in regards ***** ***** question because you never responded or marked the question positively. I am simply touching base. Let me know. Thanks!
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