Breach of Contract

Most employees in California are “at will.”  However, some employees have valid written or oral employment contracts. A breach of contract claim may exist if your employer has failed to follow the terms of the agreement:

  • Terminated you before the specific time period as agreed in a contract;
  • Terminated you without “good cause” when the contract requires it;
  • Not paying you per the terms of the contract; or
  • Not providing all benefits that the parties agreed to in the contact,

My experience covers disputes over virtually every contingency contained in a complex executive compensation contract, including:

  • Change in control contingencies
  • Confidentiality agreements
  • Incentives and performance bonuses
  • Loan terms
  • Noncompete clauses
  • Relocation assistance
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Sales commissions and compensation arrangements
  • Severance packages
  • Signing bonuses
  • Stock options
  • Titles
  • Vacation time
  • Vesting schedules