Encino Employment Agreement Attorneys
Helping Companies with Effective Employment Agreements in the Encino Area
When your business hires a new employee, you are taking a risk that the hiring decision was the right one. It is important to both build strong relationships with your workforce and protect the interests of your company at the same time. For this reason, it is often wise to have employees sign different contracts that govern the employment relationship.
Many companies use boilerplate or outdated contracts that do not adequately reflect the current employment issues or the changing state of the business. It is important to have your employment contracts drafted and negotiated by an experienced Encino employment agreement lawyer. Contact the law firm of Kaufman & McAndrew LLP to learn how our legal team can assist with employment agreements.
Considerations Regarding Agreements
An employment agreement is a legally binding contract that sets out the rights and responsibilities of both the employer and the employee. In many cases, this agreement is in writing and signed by the employee and a representative of your company. However, employers should be aware that verbal or implied agreements might also be enforceable by the employee. It can be preferable to put the contract in writing, so everyone is on the same page regarding the terms of the agreement.
Companies also want their agreements to be enforceable. California is a largely pro-employee state, and this means that many contracts are found to be unenforceable if they favor the employer. Terms should not be unconscionable or out of line with California law. To make sure you have an effective and enforceable agreement on which you can rely, it is important to have the contract drafted by a skilled attorney.
Common Employment Agreements
A traditional employment contract usually sets out the length and terms of employment, such as why the contract might be terminated (usually for “good cause”). Many employment relationships in California are at-will, however, and not based on a contract. This does not mean there aren’t other types of employment agreements that can protect your company.
Our legal team handles many types of agreements, such as:
- Traditional employment contracts
- Compensation agreements
- Commission agreements
- Non-disclosure agreements (NDAs)
- Confidentiality agreements
- Non-compete agreements
Some of these, such as non-compete agreements, must be carefully drafted in order for California courts to find the contract enforceable.
If an employee breaches an agreement or accuses your company of violating the contract terms, you should speak to a lawyer who knows how to represent your rights and interests under the contract. Enforcing a contract is always simpler if the agreement is well-tailored and well-negotiated, to begin with.
Contact an Encino Employment Agreement Lawyer for More Information
Companies should take proper care when it comes to all types of employment agreements. Having an ineffective agreement can lead to unnecessary and costly liability or losses for your business, so it is worth it to ensure the quality of your agreements before they are signed. The Encino employment agreement attorneys of Kaufman & McAndrew LLP can assist your business, so please call 818-788-5767 or contact us online to discuss your options.