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Employment Agreements

Most employees are “at will” employees and can be fired or quit at any time and therefore do not have the security of an employment agreement.  However, employers will often provide executives or professionals with employment contracts to clarify and secure an employee’s expectations regarding job security, compensation, benefits, and related issues. Employment agreements usually involve the following items: the term of employment, the employee’s position, title, duties and responsibilities, compensation (including benefits), grounds for early termination by the employer (e.g. “with cause”) or by the employee (e.g. “for good reason”) and severance benefits upon termination. My office represents individuals in the process of either negotiating an employment agreement or determining one’s legal obligations pursuant to a previously signed employment agreement.