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Employment Contracts

Employment Agreements to Protect and Build Your Business

The utility of contracts goes beyond outlining the terms and conditions of employment. Contracts can be used to protect trade secrets, confidential information, and client relationships. They can be used to prevent solicitation of current employees and to prevent unfair competition by former employees.

Contracts can also be used to help increase a company’s capabilities. For example, where appropriate, a carefully drafted independent contractor agreement can enable a business to supplement and enhance its services without violating labor laws. Arbitration agreements help ensure that most employment disputes do not end up in court. Instead, they go to arbitration, which is typically a more streamlined, efficient, and cost-effective process than litigation. Another commonly used contract in the employment setting is the severance agreement. These contracts allow businesses to reduce and, in some instances, foreclose the risk of future lawsuits when an employee is terminated. In short, the strategic use of contracts plays a significant role in our ability to proactively reduce our clients’ legal exposure while protecting and furthering their business objectives.


PRACTICE OVERVIEW

• Employment Agreements
• Independent Contractor Agreements
• Non-Competition Agreements
• Non-Solicitation Agreements
• Confidentiality Agreements
• Consent Agreements
• Last Chance Agreements
• Arbitration Agreements
• Separation Agreements