Why You Need to Read Over Your Employment Contract

Why You Need to Read Over Your Employment Contract | Lecker & Associates Law

While the jury is still out on whether or not the COVID-19 crisis is over, one thing is certain – people are working again. Unemployment is finally dipping below pre-pandemic levels, and with new jobs come new contracts.

A lot of people’s eyes gloss over when it comes to contracts, but they’re the most important part of the hiring process as they represent your relationship with your employer. They can also be confusing, so be sure to read them as carefully as you can.

“A lot of people have questions about written employment agreements when there are terms and legalese that they don’t understand,” notes Matthew A. Fisher, a partner and employment lawyer at Toronto-based law firm Lecker & Associates, adding that most employee rights can be found in these contracts. That’s why it’s so important to understand them.