What to Know About the Different Types of Employment Agreements

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If you are starting a new job, there may be some agreements or contracts that your employer will require you to sign. To learn more about the different types of employment agreements and how our firm can assist you, continue reading and speak with our Midlothian employment law attorney.

Employment Agreements in Virginia

Non-Compete Agreements: A non-compete agreement is a legal document that employers will often require their employers to sign before they are hired. A non-compete agreement ensures that certain employees cannot obtain employment in a substantially similar position for a competing company and use their previous company’s private information or strategies against them. This is often required for employees who are privy to private company information such as marketing strategies. In many cases, this document is fair and offered in good faith. However, in certain circumstances, non-compete agreements may be unfair or too broad in their scope. This may include an agreement that is too broad in terms of geographic location or too long in duration. If you believe that the non-compete agreement that your employer is requiring you to sign is unfair, reach out to our employment law attorney for assistance.

Severance Agreements: When a company lays off an employee, the company may offer the employee a severance package. A severance agreement will provide the employee with a certain amount of money for a certain amount of time in exchange for the employee’s promise that they will comply with the terms of the severance agreement. Severance packages may come with many conditions. It is important to understand these conditions. Though the compensation is a great way for employees to have financial assistance while they search for another job, they may no longer be allowed to take legal action against the company, say negative things about the company, and more. For guidance regarding your severance agreement, give our employment law attorney a call.

Non-Disclosure Agreements: A non-disclosure agreement is a contract signed by an employee to prevent them from discussing or otherwise sharing a company’s confidential information. Employees are often required to sign this legal document when a company entrusts an individual with trade secrets and other private information. In some cases, the repercussions for violating a non-disclosure agreement are included in the agreement itself. However, there are cases where an employee may be wrongfully accused of violating a non-disclosure agreement. If this has happened to you or if you simply need an attorney to assist you in analyzing the agreement before you choose to sign, our firm can assist you.


At Passero Employment Law, we understand it is difficult to confront problems in the workplace or face litigation. With that in mind, we take a solutions-oriented approach to our representation – focusing on the right process and the right solution for each of our clients. If you need help with an employment law matter in the state of Virginia, you can count on Passero Employment Law to effectively represent your interests. If you would like to discuss your matter, please contact Passero Employment Law today.

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