Having proper contracts between yourself and your employees or contractors can be crucial to your business. It is critical that you define the roles of your employees, the conduct that is expected of them, as well as several financial issues. Having these clearly defined boundaries can make the difference in whether your company is liable for an employee’s actions or not. Our Dallas lawyers assist small and mid-size businesses with the creation of employer/employee contracts and will review your existing agreements. We will help you understand your options and will point out issues you may wish to consider. Contact our attorneys today to schedule an initial consultation.
Business law attorneys helping Dallas Metro area businesses improve their employment contracts
There are several reasons why small business owners need a strong contract with their employees. Employer/employee contracts often define issues such as:
- Non-competition agreements
- Non-solicitation agreements
- Trade secrets
- Severance packages
- Obligations and roles of the employee
- To what extent, if any, the employee can make commitments on behalf of the company
An agreement that fails to clearly govern these terms, in an unambiguous way, is bad for any business owner. While one may think the agreement clearly means one thing, the employee may have a completely different interpretation. These differing interpretations are what lead to lawsuits and damage your company’s reputation. You should seek legal advice if you own a business and you need an agreement between yourself and an employee or independent contractor.
Our business law attorneys regularly assist companies with the creation and review of employment contracts. We will immediately work with you to identify potential issues, some you may not have thought of, which need to be covered by the agreement. We will ensure that all state and federal laws are complied with and that the needs of your company are protected. We understand that business owners wish to focus on generating their product or service and not the minutia of legal requirements. We make the law our business so you can focus on actually running your business. Contact our lawyers today for an initial consultation. In addition to Dallas, we service Plano, Frisco, McKinney, Denton, Fort Worth, Garland, Irving, Austin, Houston, San Antonio, Nacogdoches, Lufkin, and Center, Texas.
Texas lawyers helping companies with multiple issues related to employment contracts
It is important to have a strong contract with your employees and contractors. It is also important to enforce that contract when necessary. Our lawyers regularly help Texas businesses when an employee has breached a contract. If there has been a breach then we will immediately send a cease and desist letter insisting that the conduct stop and that you be compensated for any damages. If this demand is not met then we will quickly file a lawsuit in the appropriate Court and we will request injunctive relief so that the violating conduct is halted immediately. We understand the need to be proactive in such situations and your interests will be aggressively protected.