I work at a restaurant, they would like me to become the manager. I would just like to ensure that I do not become overworked as most managers I see do, and that I get paid my guaranteed wage for a year even if they close, which may be a problem considering it being a new restaurant.
If your employer agrees, you can have an employment agreement. Will it be enforceable? Without a DC lawyer reading (or writing), can't say. Can you cooect if they go out of business is also another question for a DC attorney.
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Self-help is a terrible idea when it comes to legal issues.
Speak with a local attorney experienced in business and employment issues to assist you with this matter.
Best of luck.
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Generally, an employment can be drafted that provides whatever terms to which the parties agree. However, there are some specific laws governing what is enforceable, what is not, what is implied, and special statutory concerns. The initial, and one of the most important issues, is whether you are an employee or independent contractor. This will need to be spelled out in the contract. Regardless, this is a very important document for you and professional advice is recommended so it is enforceable and protects you. An employment or contracts attorney should be able to provide you this advice.
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