Employees are each businesses' primary asset and the management of those employment relationships is critical to the success of every business. Our business law group has drafted and counseled clients on employment contracts for many years.
Employment contracts are normally recommended for key employees. They manage both employer and employee expectations and clarify the rights and responsibilities of the parties. When employment relationships break down, the employment contracts clearly set out the rights and responsibilities, thereby avoiding or minimizing the cost of disputes. Employment agreements include offer letters.
In addition to traditional employee arrangements, many of our clients often prefer to purchase services on contract. Our business law group has substantial experience drafting and structuring employment or service agreements in a manner that meets our clients' business objectives. More and more, the protection of our client's trade secrets and intellectual property is an important component of our employment and contractor agreements. For key personnel, non-competition, confidentiality and non-solicitation of clients (and other employees) are important issues that must be addressed.