Do i Have to sign an employment agreement after 20 years. Im a property manager in california Thanks

Asked about 2 years ago - Los Angeles, CA

My employer was recently sued by another apartment manager for wrongful termination, and unpaid wages. Now my employer wants to protect herself by asking me to sign what appears to be a one sided agreement.

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  1. Arie Ebrahimian

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    Answered . I agree with my colleagues. California is a at-will employment statement. Your employer can require you to sign an employment agreement. That said, have you been paid all of your wages? If you're not an exempt employee, you may be entitled to overtime and double time wages depending on the number of hours worked per day and/or week. You may want to have an attorney review the agreement before you sign it.

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  2. Michael Charles Doland

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    Answered . Since employment is "at will" in California, you do not "have to" sign but you may be terminated if you don't.

    The above is general legal and business analysis. It is not "legal advise" but analysis, and different lawyers may... more
  3. Frank Wei-Hong Chen

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    Answered . No, you do not have to sign an employment agreement. However, if you do not sign it, then the employer has the legal right to terminate your employment at any time.

    Frank W. Chen has been licensed to practice law in California since 1988. The information presented here is... more
  4. Habib Hasbini

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    Answered . I also concur with my colleagues. California is an at will State. Your employer does not need any reason to terminate your employment. Your employer could terminate you for no reason or for a legitimate reason like refusing to sign an employment agreement.

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