A clearly defined employment agreement can help decrease disputes later on down the road. The contract should identify expectations of the employer and also protect the rights of employees. Determining what should be included in an agreement can be challenging, which is why many employers and professionals hire a lawyer who is knowledgeable in business and employment law.
At Vincent Serafino Geary Waddell Jenevein, P.C., our attorneys are experienced in negotiating legalities related to employment. We have handled a wide range of matters for both private and public industries, and our team is dedicated to achieving the best results for our clients. With a cost-effective and efficient approach, we can help with employment issues for those in Houston, Dallas and the surrounding areas.
When drafting a contract between employers and employees there are many things to consider, and much of it will depend on the nature of your business. Salary information and a termination clause are typical, but additional items that you may want to incorporate include:
- Employment scope: This outlines the responsibilities of the employees including relocation possibilities and other activities they can be involved in.
- Noncompete clause: This prevents employees from accepting a job from a company that does similar business to their current employer.
- Confidentiality: This provision sets guidelines for the types of information about the current business that can and cannot be shared with others, including future employers.
- Liability protection: This clause provides protection for the employees for services performed within their scope. This may include indemnification protection and legal fees.
- Golden parachute: This outlines benefits or compensation for executive employees in case they are let go as a result of a company changeover.
Our skills in this area can help you determine what important clauses need to be included in your employment agreement so that you are legally protected. We are aggressive litigators at the federal and state levels, and many of our attorneys hold the highest rating* of AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell.
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