Depending upon the type of employees you hire or the services you need, you might be considering an employment agreement for a particular executive or using an independent contractor or consultant to meet your needs. Generally, these agreements need to include special provisions, including non-compete, confidentiality, and other protective provisions for you as the employer.
We help our clients draft these agreements and protect their interests, while at the same time ensuring that the document accurately reflects the agreement with the employee. It is never a good idea to just use the same agreement for every situation or use a “form” that you found that might work for most of what you need. Litigation can arise because of things not covered, or not correctly covered, in a signed agreement with an employee or a contractor. Non-competes, anti-solicitation, confidentiality, and employee compensation/benefit provisions are all things that you want to have clearly described and written in a way that makes them enforceable. Our team works with you to ensure you and your prospective employee knows the terms of the engagement and that those terms are both legal and enforceable.