Protection For Your Interests As An Employer

At Stephenson Fournier, we offer a comprehensive range of services tailored to meet the unique employment contract needs of business owners, closely held companies and corporate clients. Specific issues and types of agreements involved in this area of our practice include:

  • Trade secret protection
  • Post-employment competition and solicitation concerns
  • Confidentiality agreements
  • Executive compensation agreements
  • Severance agreements
  • Consulting agreements

In some respects, employment contracts needed to attract or retain top talent for a business are no different than the "ordinary" business contracts required for daily operations. Both types must be negotiated to maximize benefits, minimize risks and protect important interests. Both must also be drafted with great care using plain, yet precise and unambiguous language.

That said, there are legal precedents governing the enforceability of employment contracts and other factors that distinguish these types of contracts from others and pose unique challenges for employers.

Employment Contracts Tailored To Your Unique Business Needs

We take the time to understand each client's concerns, what his or her needs and goals are as an employer, and what his or her business interests demand. Once we have clearly defined all of the issues and objectives, we can begin to devise strategies for negotiating, drafting and executing employment contracts that ultimately serve each client's best interests.

Contract clauses regarding the scope of employment, reporting relationships, compensation, bonuses and termination are especially important. Our attorneys pay careful attention to these details in an effort to give the employer clients we serve as much flexibility and protection as possible.

In addition to handling employment contracts for employers, lawyers at our Houston, Texas, office also offer answers, guidance and services for a wide range of other related concerns, including the development and implementation of employment policies and compliance with various state and federal laws.

Contact Stephenson Fournier online or at 713-629-9494.