KEEP A COPY OF YOUR EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENTS

I wish I had a dollar for everyone who called and said “How can I make my employer give me a copy of the agreements I signed?”

My answer is usually – “you can’t.”

What I really want to say is “Don’t you have a copy?”

Virginians, lend me your ears.

KEEP A COPY OF ALL AGREEMENTS YOU SIGN, INCLUDING EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENTS.

If they ask you to sign a new one, ask for a copy of the new one.

Dan and I cannot review a contract unless you have a copy of the contract. Also, its not a good idea to ask HR for a copy randomly. They will think you are trying to leave and compete.

So please, keep a copy. You will be glad you did.

Lauren Ellerman

Lauren Ellerman

In 2011, Lauren Ellerman was named "Young Lawyer of the Year" by the Roanoke Bar Association for her work in the community. To speak with Lauren about your personal injury case, contact her at lellerman@frithlawfirm.com.