Q & A – Can I ask employees to sign a document at the beginning of employment waiving all future claims against me?

Q: business-people-and-computer Can I ask employees to sign a document at the beginning of employment waiving all future claims against me?

A: No. Some claims like workers’ compensation, unemployment, and wage and hour cannot be waived by employees. And employees must know what they are giving up for a waiver to be valid. This means that waivers can only be retroactive, not prospective. If you have questions, contact an Employers Council professional.