Bergen County Employment Contract Lawyers
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Most employment relationships are considered "at-will" and are not defined by written contracts. In these types of business relationships, either party may terminate the employment arrangement for practically any reason, except for those prohibited by state or federal law, such as discrimination. In some situations, however, an employer might need to consider negotiating a written employment agreement to meet the requirements of a key executive or professional, define performance expectations and incentives, specify the details of compensation and equity options, and outline the reasons that could support termination for cause and severance terms.
Employment agreements for key executives also routinely contain restrictive covenants, which would restrict the departing employee from competing against his or her former employer utilizing highly sensitive information learned during the employee's tenure.
In connection with drafting employment agreements, Ms. Ross works with employers to prevent the misuse of confidential and proprietary business information. Ms. Ross also works with business owners to prevent lawsuits of discrimination, harassment, and workplace retaliation by developing employee policies that are carefully memorialized and later reviewed by employees in handbooks and manuals. Finally, Ms. Ross has successfully defended several of her clients against unwarranted allegations of employment discrimination, wrongful termination, and harassment.
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Employment contracts may become necessary in a variety of situations for small businesses ranging from when an owner-managed business seeks outside executive help or needs to fill a crucial professional position or when one or more members of an equity group will take an active role with daily business operations, or when the departure of a principal creates an open position on the company's management or professional team, or when growth and expansion require additional executive talent to meet new business challenges.
Our Bergen County employment contract attorneys can help you define the specifics of your situation, starting with exploring the need for a negotiated agreement, then working out the details related to any or all of the following:
- Job description, core responsibilities and secondary functions
- Compensation in salary, incentives, stock options, benefits or perquisites
- Performance benchmarks
- Relocation expenses
- Employment term, with or without renewal or buyout options
- Defined cause for termination
- Non-compete, confidentiality and other restrictive covenants
- Severance terms
- Arbitration or mediation clauses
- Other terms essential to either party's execution and performance of the agreement
As well as negotiating, drafting and enforcing executive and professional employment agreements, our attorneys also advise clients about separation, termination, waiver, severance agreements and other aspects of dissolving the employment relationship. We can also represent you in court on either side of a breach of contract claim.
To find out more about our law firm's experience with professional or executive employment contracts in New Jersey, contact M. Ross & Associates, LLC, in Englewood Cliffs.