Employment contracts are among the most important documents that your business will ever produce. As a prominent Denver employment law firm, we can help you with the negotiation, drafting and review of your employment contracts.Schedule FREE Consultation
An employment contract should clearly state the rights and responsibilities of both employer and employee. It should take into account contingencies that may never occur, and it should detail every nuance of the working relationship between the two parties. Remember that in an employment contract, every sentence matters. Following are some examples of scenarios that could arise from a poorly drafted employment contract:
Our Denver employment contract attorneys can review your employment contract to see if any issues exist that need resolution.
A well-drafted comprehensive employment contract offers you the following critical advantages:
It sets clear standards for employee performance. These standards pay off when it comes time to terminate an employee because it is difficult for an employee to maintain a claim of wrongful termination against your company.
All of the foregoing benefits of a well-drafted employment contract can help enhance your company’s reputation with both potential clients and with potential employees who might otherwise seek employment with your competitors.
Employment contracts, like many other contracts, seem to be written in a strange language known as “legalese.” Generally speaking, lawyers draft contracts in legal jargon not to confuse you, but because these terms are just as necessary as engineering terms are to building specifications. The problem is that you might not understand them, or their implications, without legal advice.
Certain legal terms such as “consideration” sound normal, yet they can carry special meanings. In other cases, it is what is missing that is important. The lack of a merger clause, for example, could add additional, invisible terms to your agreement with your employee. Finally, ambiguous terms can function as an invitation to litigation when the parties attach different meanings to them. Hiring a lawyer for employment contract review or negotiation could save you a lot of trouble later.
Employment agreements come in many different forms. Sometimes a single agreement incorporates all necessary features, while in other cases, a company might rely on several stand-alone agreements, such as:
Our employment contract negotiation lawyers ensure that your employment contracts are fair and that they cover the following critical issues, among others:
The foregoing list is not necessarily exhaustive, we also react to your individualized concerns.
At Sequoia Legal, our lawyers enjoy decades of combined experience in contract law as well as Colorado employment law. In addition to a solid knowledge of legal theory, however, our lawyers possess the practical experience necessary to protect your long-term best interests. Our clients include both employers and prospective employees who want to protect themselves against one-sided employment agreements written by company lawyers or outside counsel.
The following attorneys enjoy extensive experience in negotiating, drafting, and (if necessary) litigating employment agreements. If you need a lawyer to review your employment contract, contact us today.Meet Your Attorneys
An employment contract can cover any of the following four types of employment arrangements:
The precise terms of these agreements will differ depending on the type of employment arrangement. An employment contract review attorney can tell you more after reviewing your current contracts.
Most US workers do not have a written employment contract. Of course, even these employees have verbal understandings with their employers, and there are substantive laws that apply to the employer/employee relationship even without a written employment agreement.
Valid employment contracts are as binding as any other contract is, and courts can enforce them just as they do other contracts. Of course, an employment contract may also be invalid because it violates state or federal employment law, or it may be partially invalid for the same reason. That is one reason why you need a lawyer to review your employment contract.
Employment contracts typically include several major drawbacks for employers, including:
At Sequoia Legal, our employment contract attorneys will not rest until every pertinent employment law concern that you have is addressed in a comprehensive, flawless employment agreement. Contact the employment law firm Sequoia Legal today at (303) 476-2851 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.
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