It is always a good idea to have a contract reviewed by an attorney before you sign it. Often times employment contracts will have restrictions on your ability to work after your employment terminates, even if the employer is the one who decided to end the employment relationship.
Employment contracts can also contain important provisions regarding the reasons you can be terminated, what pay you are entitled to receive upon termination of employment, and what benefits you will receive during or after the employment relationship.
It is advisable to have the contract reviewed before you sign it, so you can make sure you understand and agree to all of its terms, along with all of the associated risks and benefits.
Nicole M. Bolan, Attorney at Law
Blado Kiger Bolan, Tacoma, Wash.