Employment Agreements

Both employers and employees have a vested interest in getting employment agreements right.
Business law attorney Steve Sneiderman has written many of these employment contracts for employers and has reviewed many for employees. His experience allows him to address the key issues for each party. Understanding both sides helps bring more effective negotiations on your behalf.
Employers use an employment agreement to control the employee’s actions and to permit termination without severance pay if the employee violates the agreement.
Employees, on the other hand, want to ensure the employment agreement provides for severance pay unless they are terminated for cause. Negotiating the definition of “cause” and what constitutes it is a large part of Steve’s role.
Another legal issue Steve often addresses in employment agreements is defining when an employee may quit and still receive severance pay. Examples of this are:
  • An employee is forced to relocate
  • The duties or circumstances of employment change without the employee’s consent

Higher-level executives whose companies are being bought or sold find Steve’s legal services especially valuable. The regular company counsel often has a conflict of interest here, so Steve can represent the executive during negotiations with the new owner. His extensive experience in mergers and acquistions makes him the perfect business law attorney for this role.

If you are an employer preparing to hire a new employee or an employee considering a new or changed position, contact Steve Sneiderman today. His employment agreement expertise will let you move forward with confidence.