Employment contracts are not a one-size-fits-all thing

On Behalf of | May 15, 2015 | Contract Disputes |

For those who are new to running a business, you should know that there are going to be decisions that you will need to make that will not only affect your business but your employees as well. These decisions may be as grand as deciding to merge with another company to something as simple as offering a benefits package to your employees.

Whatever the scale is of these decisions though, it’s important to remember that sometimes you may need the help of a skilled attorney. That’s because most business decisions must be done so in accordance with the law. And if you’re unfamiliar with the subtle intricacies of it, you may find yourself unintentionally violating it.

One business decision that typically necessitates the need for a skilled lawyer is employment contracts. This is because there are some situations in which an employment contract may be necessary and occasions when it is not. While knowing when to use employment contracts and when not to may be obvious for someone who has been in the business for awhile, this may not seem so obvious to someone just starting out. This is where talking to a lawyer can help.

A lawyer knowledgeable in contract law will be able to point out important elements that should or should not be included in certain employment contracts like non-compete and non-disclosure agreements. A lawyer can also help you draft a contract that addresses both your expectations of the employee and what your worker will get in return for their service.

Employment contracts can be tricky to draft without the proper legal background though, which is why talking to a lawyer is a good idea. With their help, you can rest assured that you are drafting contracts that are not only a good choice for your company but your employees as well.

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