Drafting Employment Agreements

What Is An Employment Agreement?

An employment agreement, also referred to as an employment contract, is a binding legal document that details the terms of the relationship between an employer and an employee. It communicates in writing what an employer can expect from an employee and vice versa. Employment agreements and contracts set up by a reputable employment lawyer can stand up in court in the case of litigation.


What Do Employment Agreements Include?

An employment contract can be quite detailed. To have a full understanding of everything an employment agreement can include, you’ll need extensive knowledge of employment contract law. Here are some examples:

  • Wages and Benefits
  • Vacation and Sick Days
  • Lunch and Rest Breaks
  • Safety Procedures
  • Uniforms and Dress Codes
  • Confidential Company Information
There are different types of employment contracts to consider, including “at-will” employment agreements and “express” employment agreements, for example. A good employment lawyer can help you decide which type of contract is best for you, depending on the type of business you own and your individual circumstances.


Why Do You Need An Employment Agreement?

In the United States, there are certain labor laws that affect employment. These laws have been put in place to protect workers as well as the businesses that hire them. An employment agreement can protect you from lawsuits when hiring and firing employees as well as everything that happens in between.

A solid employment contract can also help you establish and maintain a good working relationship with your employers. When both parties know their rights and responsibilities to one another, things tend to go much more smoothly in the workplace. The best employment agreements set clear expectations and hold each party accountable for their actions and decisions at work.


Benefits of Hiring an Employment Contract Lawyer

Labor law is a very complex field. That’s why you need the help of a knowledgeable and experienced employment lawyer when drafting employment contracts. As tempting as it may be, this is not a do-it-yourself job, unless you want to be subject to costly litigation in the future. The skilled employment attorneys at Ensberg Law Group can consult with you to discuss the different aspects of employment contract law. We can also help you in drafting employment contracts that will benefit both you and your employees.

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