It is important for companies to clearly spell out the rights and obligations of their employees. An employer can limit their potential liability, and avoid other potential problems, by defining these rights and obligations in writing. A well-written employment contract can deal with issues involving compensation, violations for which a worker may be terminated, the rights of an employee to act on the employer’s behalf, and more. Failing to spell these issues out, in writing, can lead to lawsuits, wrongful termination claims, etc. Hiring an experienced lawyer to handle the negotiation and/or drafting of employment agreements can, in turn, allow a company to focus on the most important thing – its customers. Holly Meyer is a Long Island business attorney who assists New York employers with the drafting of employment contracts. She prides herself on providing a high level of service and our office is ready to assist you. Contact us today. We also serve those in Queens, Brooklyn, and other New York areas.
Business lawyer helping Long Island, New York businesses to negotiate or modify employment agreements
An employment agreement is a contract between the company and the worker. It can define the duration of employment, what is expected of the employee, the amount which the worker is to be paid, reasons for termination, and more. Unfortunately, companies often expose themselves to claims by employees by not having these terms reduced to writing or by having agreements which are poorly written. Such employee claims can include allegations of wrongful termination, unpaid wages, etc. Disputes can also arise as to whether a worker had the right to act on their employer’s behalf.
The initial step to creating a quality employment agreement is to determine the current and future needs of the company. The next step is to determine the roles of employees in ensuring that those needs are met. Once the roles of employees are identified, then an agreement can be drafted which spells out rules, requirements, and restrictions in regards to what a worker can, and cannot, do on the company’s behalf. These rules, requirements, and restrictions can then be placed into a formal contract which an employee must sign as a condition of their employment. When developing the framework for such an agreement, it is vital that a business owner consider as many scenarios as possible so that the agreement governs a wide range of possibilities. Retaining an experienced attorney can greatly assist with this process.
Holly Meyer is a Long Island business lawyer who handles the creation and drafting of employment contracts. Holly will use your initial consultation to gain a better understanding of your business and your needs. She will then spend a substantial amount of time considering issues which may arise in the future. Holly’s next step will be to draft an agreement which provides your company with as clear an employee framework as possible. She will stay in contact with you, as your business moves forward, so that your agreements may be revised and amended as necessary. Our firm understands that you wish to focus on your customers and not on legal issues. Our goal is to assist you with doing so. Contact us today.
Long Island attorney assisting with the drafting of various documents in addition to employment contracts
Holly is able to assist with a variety of documents in addition to employment contracts. These include the drafting of non-competition agreements, confidentiality agreements, contracts with independent contractors, and more. By having these documents in place you can protect yourself from losing employees to competitors, from having your internal processes taken elsewhere, and more. These are not issues to be taken lightly.
In addition to Long Island, our attorney also serves Kings County residents in Brooklyn, residents of Queens, those in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, as well as people in other New York areas.