The conduct of an employee while they are with a business and after they leave the business can have some rather significant effects on the business as a whole. This is one of the reasons why business owners often put a great deal of time and energy into the content of their contractual agreements with employees. There are many types of agreements a business owner might ask an employee to sign when the employee starts with the business, such as an employment contract, non-compete agreements and confidentiality agreements.
When an employee violates the terms of an employment-related contract he or she signed, a business owner or CEO will likely become quite concerned about the effects the violation of the contract might have on the business. There is always a temptation to take strong and swift action in response to the violation. Sometimes, acting on that temptation can make the situation worse.
Addressing employee breaches of an employment-related contract can be very important for a business owner. But it is also very important to address them the right way. Some solutions for addressing such a violation may be quite a bit better than others for a business depending on the particular circumstances. For example, some solutions might have less of a potential to put a significant financial drain on a business and may help avoid costly litigation.
Our firm is dedicated to pairing our business law clients who are dealing with a contract dispute with an employee or some other type of contract dispute with the legal solution to their issue that makes the most sense for them. Among the things we can do is help such clients figure out if going the alternative dispute resolution route is something that may be to their benefit.