Employment laws are complex, so companies need to be proactive about establishing rules and procedures governing the employment relationship. Employment documents should be prepared by an attorney.
An employee handbook is a document that outlines a company’s policies, permitted and prohibited behavior, and a description of the company’s mission. It outlines the expectations of the employer and communicates the rights and obligations of both the employer and employee.
Offer Letter and Employment Agreement
An offer letter and employment agreement put in writing the new employee’s job duties, compensation and benefits, and other provisions of employment which help minimize misunderstandings and future problems.
Separation or Severance Agreement
A separation or severance agreement typically provides a departing employee with a benefit package in exchange for the employee’s waiver of their right to sue the company.
Non-Compete and Non-Solicitation Agreement
A non-compete agreement provides that an employee will not work for a competitor or start a competitive business for some period of time and within a certain geographic area after employment ceases. A non-solicitation agreement prevents an employee from soliciting customers or suppliers of the former employer.