Employment Agreements

Investing in the services of a business attorney to help you prepare, design or review Employment Agreements is smart business. It is also important to consult an attorney if you believe an Employment Agreement has been breached.  If you would like to discuss the needs of your company to develop an Employment Agreement or if you are an employee who needs an Employment Agreement reviewed and analyzed, or you have a situation in which you believe an employee or employer breached an Employment Agreement, Harms & Harrigan, LLP can help.  Contact the Long Island law firm of Harms & Harrigan LLP to learn more or to schedule a consultation to discuss your needs.

Businesses of all sizes, as well as employees, can benefit from having an Employment Agreement in place. Whether you are hiring new employees, securing valued employees, ensuring employees protect the interests of your business, or trying to avoid legal action that arises while doing business, Employment Agreements are an important part of your business. They are essential for companies and employees that want to avoid legal disputes with and among employees or their employers.  Working with an experienced attorney who can draft, review, and litigate Employment Agreements ensures protection in the workplace.

It is possible to have a single Employment Agreement that covers all potential issues, or you can choose to create separate Agreements for each phase of an employee’s time with you.  Since New York State is an “Employment at Will” state, Employment Agreements serve a large role for both employees and employers.

Employment agreements often address:

  • Job description and responsibilities
  • Independent contractors
  • Employee behavior
  • Terms of employment
  • Non-competition
  • Non-disclosure
  • Termination
  • Severance

Employment agreements are designed to protect the business and its employees. Sometimes this means restricting the rights of employees, as is the case with Non-Compete or Non-Solicitation agreements addressing non-competitive actions or interactions between employees. Because Employment Agreements often limit the rights of employees, it is important for an experienced attorney to review an Employment Agreement to ensure those limitations are not excessive and comply with the law.

Most employees take time to evaluate their priorities and negotiate the terms of their Employment Agreement based on what they consider important. Every situation is different, so we will work closely, carefully with you, handling each situation individually. A business attorney can help you determine the best path to take with each employee.

Harms & Harrigan, LLP. Experienced Woodbury, New York Attorneys Handle Breach of Employment Agreements

Should any terms of an employment agreement be broken, it is considered a breach of contract.

The attorneys at Harms & Harrigan, LLP., have successfully handled breach of employment agreements claims and can do so for you, whether you are an employee or employer.  We have the experience to arbitrate, mediate or litigate breach of contract claims.