Employment Agreement Lawyers serving Cook County and Chicagoland
The employer-employee relationship is a critical component of any organization. Often, the parties may choose to solidify the terms of this relationship in a written agreement. An employment agreement is a contract between an employer and employee in which the specific parameters of employment are specified. It is important to carefully prepare and scrutinize the terms of an employee agreement to ensure that your interests are protected.
At Newland & Newland LLP, our employment law attorneys represent both employees and employers in the negotiation and enforcement of employment agreements. We have the unique perspective of analyzing the contract from both an employer and an employee perspective, allowing us to provide our clients with a level of analysis and advice unmatched by firms with a more narrow focus. If you need assistance with an employee contract, Contact our experienced employment lawyers today.
Whether you are a corporation or an employee, it is important to consult with counsel experienced in both state and federal law regarding employment agreements. The laws are continually changing and a qualified employment lawyer will ensure that your contract is in compliance with the most recent statutes. The facets of the employer-employee relationship can sometimes be complex, and the parties must ensure that the provisions of any agreement are clear and enforceable.
Further, a carefully drafted employment agreement will explicitly set forth the terms of the employment, thereby avoiding future disputes and litigation. For example, an employer may wish to ensure its business interests are protected by asking the employee to sign a confidentiality clause. An employee may wish to ensure job security in the event of a company sale or merger. Following are some employment contract issues that our employment law attorneys will advise on:
- Description of duties and responsibilities;
- Performance review;
- Compensation, including commission and benefits;
- Change in control;
- Termination and severance;
- Non-compete agreements;
- Confidentiality; and
- Ownership of inventions and employee work product.
Whether you need an employment agreement drafted or reviewed, or if you have a dispute about an existing agreement, our employment lawyers will ensure that your interests are protected. Contact the employment law attorneys at Newland & Newland LLP today.