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Drafting Employment Contracts in New York | What You Should Know

Employment contracts are an integral part of practically every position in the workforce. If you need assistance in drafting employment contracts in the state of New York, you need the services of a competent Rockland County business attorney to learn what you should know about this process.

What are the common types of employment contracts in New York?

A New York employment contract is a written agreement between an employer and his or her employee. This written agreement outlines the terms and conditions of a job. As such, an employment contract typically includes clauses such as income, benefits, sick days, vacation, duties, employment period and related items. The contracts and agreements that employers may require employees to sign come in various forms. Some of the most common are as follows:

  • Non-disclosure agreements
  • Severance agreements
  • Non-compete agreements
  • Union contracts
  • Freelance contracts

Why do you need employment contracts in New York?

As an employer, it is paramount that you ask employees to sign contracts that the courts will consider valid and enforceable in the eyes of the law. If you do not, the ramifications of an employee breaking an employment contract, or of an employee alleging you broke a contract can have significant and sometimes detrimental impacts on your business. Not only could you lose a substantial amount of money if your employee takes you to court or arbitration, you may also be responsible for paying thousands of dollars in damages. You simply cannot afford to have inadequate employment contracts.

How can a Rockland County business attorney help you?

A skilled Rockland County, New York business attorney can help you draft up any sort of employment-related contract or agreement that will hold up in the court of law, should an employee violate the terms of the agreement. For instance, if your employee has violated the terms of a non-disclosure agreement that was supposed to prevent him or her from releasing sensitive client information or trade secrets, our firm can help protect your company’s interests and hold the employee accountable.

Conversely, we will help provide you with defense strategies when your employee accuses you of violating certain contracts. As an employer in the state of New York, you have the right to expect reasonable work performance from your staff. Our firm will help protect your rights as an employer in New York at any stage of this process.

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