Employment Contracts and Agreements
This section explains employee rights regarding employment contracts and agreements. Information about independent contractor agreements is included.
Employment agreements are essentially contracts between employers and employees or employers and unions. Learn more about employment contracts in the articles below.
Contracts and Agreements Topics
About Employment Contracts and Agreements
Generally explains employee rights regarding employment contracts and employment agreements.
Independent Contractor Agreement
Why working under an independent contractor agreement is a good idea, to protect IC rights. Provides information and resources for creating or acquiring one.
Defines its purpose, and explains legal implications and employee rights. Often a clause within one of the agreements below.
Defines its purpose, and explains legal implications and employee rights. Often a clause included in one of the agreements below.
Separation Agreement (Termination Agreement)
Defines its purpose, and explains legal implications and employee rights. Also referred to as a termination agreement. Often includes one or more among severance, non-disclosure and non-compete clauses.
Defines its purpose, and explains legal implications and employee rights. Information about severance pay included. Also referred to as—or consists of one or more clauses within—a separation agreement or termination agreement. Might include a non-disclosure or non-compete clause, or both.
Topics Related to Contracts and Agreements
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Independent Contractor vs. Employee
When employers hire workers as independent contractors (ICs) per contractual arrangement, then the employers are not entitled to control the ICs as though they are employees. Learn more about IC rights.
Defines the prevailing wage under government contracts and explains the laws that regulate it, and how to find out how much it is.
About severance pay in general, plus whether or not it's "legal" for your employer to require you to sign a severance agreement or another type of employment-related contract, in order for you to receive your severance pay.