Atlanta Employment Contract Negotiation Attorney
In order to secure the job, benefits, and employment terms you desire, there is no better chance of success than working with an attorney. Christine Forsythe at The Forsythe Law Firm, LLC can help you negotiate the terms of your employment, including benefits, pay, severance packages, and more. Similarly, we assist employers in the same manner, ensuring that contracts are legally binding, as well as negotiating the terms of employment with new hires to protect their businesses with non-compete and non-solicitation agreements.
An Atlanta employment contract negotiation lawyer fulfills many duties. Whether you are an employer or a prospective employee, working with an attorney to review, draft, or modify an employment contract is in your best interest. A basic employment contract will include salary, benefits, job duties, work schedule, vacation as well as non-paid time off, confidential information, and much more. We also assist with compliance, ensuring that any contracts you sign or create abide by applicable laws and regulations.
A severance package involves pay and benefits to an employee who is leaving the employer. Severance packages are contingent upon either being laid off or terminated, and are provided as support to the employee, often in exchange for attracting desirable employees, as well as in exchange for confidentiality as well as any non-compete and non-solicitation agreements.
A non-compete agreement is insurance for the employer that the employee will not simply go off and compete against them by working for another company. The time and money poured into training new hires—as well as the knowledge of the company that they acquire—is a resource that employers usually wish to protect. Issues to consider in a non-compete agreement include length of time, the scope of the non-compete agreement, geographical limits, and consideration (bonuses, stock options, etc.)
Like a non-compete agreement, a non-solicitation agreement seeks to limit the “damage” an employee can do by leaving the company and working for a competitor, or themselves. A non-solicitation agreement restricts the employee’s ability to solicit clients, other employees, and/or customers for a period of time after they leave the company. Non-solicitation agreements should be seriously considered for employees working in sales and marketing, and other employees with access to sensitive information about the company. As with a non-compete agreement, employees should be wary of the scope, time limit, and geographical limitations of the non-solicitation agreement. Employers may need to consider higher pay, signing bonuses, and other perks in order to sign on attractive employees willing to sign highly restrictive non-solicitation agreements.
Call an Atlanta Employment Contract Negotiation Attorney Today
Employees and employers should always work with an employment contract negotiation attorney to ensure they get the best deal possible and protect their best interests. Call Atlanta employment contract negotiation attorney Christine Forsythe at The Forsythe Law Firm, LLC today at 404.476.2717 to schedule a consultation. She has practiced in Georgia and Florida, handling cases at a national scale. She can help you negotiate the best terms for your salary, benefits, vacation time, non-solicitation agreement, non-compete agreement, and more.