Employment Contract Disputes in California
Many employees, including most professionals, have an employment contract with the company that hires them. These contracts can range from short and simple to long and complex.
The Law Office of Kenneth E. Chyten is committed to protecting the rights and interests of each client. Our focus is on the effective and efficient resolution of all breach of contract disputes for employers and employees.
California Law Regarding Employment Contracts
When an employee leaves, either on his own volition or at the employer’s behest, there can be a dispute by either party as to the rights and obligations under the employment contract. The employer may contend, for example, that the employee cannot compete against the business pursuant to a non-compete provision in the employment agreement. The employee, on the other hand, may contend he is owed money or benefits in accordance with another provision of that agreement.
If an employee under contract quits or is terminated, a business litigator should be consulted immediately. In fact, an attorney should be consulted at the first sign of any problem with an employee so that the rights of the employer can be adequately protected.
Protect Your Interests
As with any lawsuit, if a company is served by an ex-employee with a summons and complaint, it is important to respond promptly to avoid waiving any rights, or risk having a default judgment entered. If the employer wants to pursue an action against the ex-employee, it is equally important to retain an attorney to commence an action for breach of contract as claims can be barred by statutes of limitation if not filed within the limitations period.
Moreover, an employer may need a restraining order or injunction to prevent possible damage resulting from an employee’s breach of the employment contract, such as could occur if the employer violates a non-compete provision, or takes a business’ trade secrets. Such injunctive relief should be sought promptly.
At the Law Office of Kenneth E. Chyten, we have vast experience in many types of employment contract disputes, and have effectively and efficiently resolved hundreds of such disputes either through mediation or trial. Our goal in these cases, as in all cases, is to obtain the best possible result in the most efficient and effective possible manner.
Contact an Employment Attorney that You Can Trust and Rely Upon
Regardless of what type of business your company does, or the nature of its legal problem, you need an employment lawyer that you can trust and rely upon. Hundreds of businesses have put their faith and trust in Ken Chyten for over 30 years. They have done so because they know that whatever the case, and whatever the problem, they can count on Ken to protect them.
For more information, or to schedule a free telephone or in-person consultation with Ken Chyten, please email or call (805) 292-5050.