Employee Handbooks and Executive Agreements
At Devine Law Offices, the employment and labor attorneys have drafted hundreds of severance and employment contracts.
When drafting an employee contract, you must consider the following:
- Term of the agreement
- Compensation and incentive pay
- Benefits, vacation and sick pay
- Grounds for termination
- Needs of the company
It is extremely important to be specific regarding the grounds for termination. Otherwise, you may have to pay the contractually required salary and benefits even if the employee has been terminated.
With respect to Severance Agreements, no two situations are identical. Therefore, “standard” agreements with boilerplate language may not be sufficient. It is for this reason that our attorneys tailor each Agreement to the specific facts at issue, to ensure that the greatest amount of protection from legal liability is afforded. If you have any questions, contact Devine Law, the Lancaster employment and labor attorneys.