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Drafting and Negotiation of Employment Agreements

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Negotiating and Drafting Employment Agreements

Helping Employers and Employees Relations in Plano and Frisco

Texas is an employment at-will state. This means a business can terminate a worker’s job without cause as long as it does not violate the law — such as antidiscrimination and whistleblower statutes. Likewise, an employee can resign at any time. However, the parties may overcome the at-will status by signing an employee contract.

Albin Roach’s employment lawyers protect the employment relationship by helping Plano, Frisco and North Texas businesses and workers draft and negotiate effective contracts. Establishing clear and thorough employment provisions benefits both parties by avoiding disputes and, ultimately, litigation down the road. Whether you are an employer or an employee, we strategically negotiate contract terms that preserve your best interests.

Frisco & Plano Employment Lawyers Representing Employees

Before accepting a job offer, consider whether a counteroffer is appropriate. Often, you can negotiate for higher pay, better benefits or other terms that make the position more appealing, give you stronger job security and open the door to greater career advancement.

Our Plano employment lawyers act as your advocates. We negotiate terms that put you in the best position possible in your current job and future career endeavors. Depending on the individual circumstances, we help employees pursue the best terms for:

  • Compensation and bonuses
  • Non-Compete and Non-Disclosure clauses
  • Healthcare and life insurance
  • Holiday and sick leave
  • Severance packages
  • Stock options
  • Expense accounts
  • Relocation costs reimbursement
  • Sales goals and quotas parameters
  • Project description, duties and opportunities
  • Ownership of intellectual property — copyrights and patents

Representing Employers

You invest time and money in your workforce training. In addition, you entrust your personnel with methods of production, secret formulae, customer lists, confidential information and other types of trade secrets. When a top employee leaves your company, she or he may apply the company’s training and trade secrets to the advantage of your competitor unless you protect your business.

Our employment attorneys give you the tools you need to keep your workforce happy and productive and your business profitable and protected. By staying up to date on the case law developments, we are able to deliver enforceable provisions tailored to your needs, including:

  • Non-compete agreements
  • Non-disclosure agreements
  • Executive pay, benefits and severance contracts
  • Labor union contracts

Employment Handbooks

Although not considered a legally binding contract, a well-drafted employment handbook is essential to your business model. An employment handbook advises your personnel of expectations, policies and procedures involving such matters as:

  • Code of conduct
  • Dress code
  • Discrimination and harassment policies
  • Grievance reporting procedures
  • Appropriate use of electronic devices
  • Security measures
  • Confidentiality agreements
  • Health care, vacation time and other benefits
  • Sick leave and disability
  • Shifts, hours and lateness policies

Should a dispute arise, you can point to the employee’s signed acknowledgement as proof that you communicated your standards and procedures effectively or that the employee violated your company’s rules. This can affect liability for an employee’s actions in some circumstances and/or justify termination of employment. Without a handbook, these policies are left un-communicated by the employer and un-acknowledged by the employee and become a situation that is ripe for litigation regarding liability for actions of an employee or employer.

Learn More About Employment Contracts That Protect Your Best Interests

Consult with the Plano employment lawyers at Albin Roach about negotiating and drafting solid employment agreements. Call our firm at 214-423-5100 or contact us online to learn more about how our services benefit businesses and workers throughout Plano, Frisco and North Texas.