* You will be able to review your employee contracts.
* You will be able to discuss practical agreement drafting tips.
* You will be able to identify potential pitfalls in this process.
* You will be able to describe how to improve your employment agreements.
Gain an understanding of how to stay compliant with the proper contracting processes to avoid potential pitfalls.
Increasingly, employers are relying on employment contracts to help ensure that they obtain and retain essential personnel and protect their companys vital interests, such as proprietary information and other confidential data. At the same time, the legal landscape is in a constant state of motion, as the law continues to evolve on a wide range of issues affecting the enforceability of such issues as restrictive covenants, executive compensation, and even the very definition of who, and is not, an employee. This is all on top of an employers fundamental concern when drafting an employment contract, namely, guaranteeing that you have all the basic issues covered in a manner most beneficial to your business. This material is intended to provide you with information on employment agreement dos and donts that first addresses the basic principles of drafting an employment contract and then goes beyond those considerations to tackle some especially thorny issues and potential pitfalls. You will be provided with practical drafting tips and realworld examples demonstrating how to create or improve your employment agreements to minimize legal risk and maximize their efficacy.
Critical Pre-Contract Issues, Such as:
â€¢ Use of Term Sheets
â€¢ Independent Contractor vs. Employee
â€¢ Employment Contract vs. Offer Letter
Basic Contract Provisions, Including:
â€¢ Term vs. At-Will
â€¢ Elements of Compensation
â€¢ Tax Treatment
â€¢ Definitions of Terms Such as Cause and Good Reason
â€¢ General Contract Provisions, Including Choice of Law, Jurisdiction, Arbitration Versus Litigation, Notice, Place of Work, and Exclusive Employment
Post-Employment Considerations, Including:
â€¢ Restrictive Covenants
â€¢ Ownership of Intellectual Property
â€¢ Confidential Information
Genevieve Murphy-Bradacs with Epstein Becker & Green, P.C., Susan Gross Sholinsky with Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
ASA ,CLE (Please check the Detailed Credit Information page for states that have already been approved) ,CPE ,HR Certification Institute ,SHRM ,Additional credit may be available upon request.