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Protect Your Interests As An Employer

At Stephenson Fournier, we offer a comprehensive range of services tailored to meet the unique employment contract and independent contractor agreement needs of businesses. Specific issues and types of agreements involved in this area of our statewide practice include:

  • Trade secret protection and non-disclosure protections
  • Non-competition and non-solicitation concerns
  • Confidentiality agreements
  • Executive compensation and benefits agreements
  • Severance agreements
  • Consulting agreements
  • Independent Contractor relationships

Employment contracts to attract or retain top talent for a business must be negotiated to maximize benefits, minimize risks and protect important interests. They must also be drafted with great care to comply with the complex laws surrounding employment relationships, while using plain, precise and unambiguous language.

There are legal precedents and statutes governing the interpretation and 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 their needs and goals are as an employer, and what the business interests demand. Once we have clearly defined all of the issues and objectives, we devise strategies for negotiating, drafting and executing employment contracts that ultimately serve our client’s best interests.

Contract clauses regarding the scope of employment, reporting relationships, compensation, benefits, 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 Texas office also offer answers, guidance and services for a wide range of other related concerns, including the development and implementation of employment handbooks and policies and compliance with various state and federal laws.

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