Employee agreements are not one-size-fits-all, despite what a Google search may tell you. Beyond the standard terms of any employment agreement, such as the wages and benefits to be paid and the hours the employee is expected to work, a well-drafted employment agreement will detail the rights and responsibilities of the parties and the expectations of the employee.
Depending on the nature of the business, restrictions on when and how the employment agreement may be terminated should be considered. Will the employment be at-will, subject to termination at any time, or should there be an agreement that the parties will provide a certain amount of advance notice of termination? What will be considered cause for immediate termination?
Beyond the practical considerations, are there any legal restrictions on the agreement? Is the employee properly being classified as an exempt or non-exempt employee? Do you want to include a non-compete or non-solicitation provision? If there is a dispute, do you want to have a jury trial or submit the claim to binding arbitration? How is paid time off handled upon termination or resignation?
The attorneys at Luchansky Law are experienced at drafting and negotiating employment agreements. We work hand-in-hand with our clients to prepare employment agreements that fit their businesses and bring knowledge of common industry standards to help ensure that the agreements provide competitive terms. For assistance negotiating or drafting an employment agreement, contact us today.