Re: Unusual Employment Agreements

Subject: Re: Unusual Employment Agreements
From: Al Geist <al -dot- geist -at- geistassociates -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2006 12:28:32 -0500

Richard Lewis wrote:

Hi all:
An agency just email me an employment agreement to sign with two unusual clauses:
1.) I agree to pay the agency $2000 if I sign the agreement and then change my mind and do not show up to start work.
2.) I agree to pay the agency $2000 if I leave the contract job before it is scheduled to be completed.
Have you had any experiences with employment agreement clauses like such? Thoughts

I can understand the agency wanting to protect themselves, but you also need to protect yourself from agencies. To that end I would add two these two clauses:

1.) The agency agrees to pay the contractor the sum of $2000 if the employer changes their mind and cancels the contract prior to the start date.

2.) The agency agrees to pay the contractor the remainder of the salary due for the term of the contract if the contract is terminated prior to scheduled completion date.



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