Employment Contracting

Drafting and Negotiating Contracts Between Employers and Employees

The attorneys in HMBR’s Labor and Employment Practice are well-situated to help both employers and employees negotiate and prepare employment contracts that support their short and long-term goals.  Our labor and employment lawyers counsel and represent clients in a variety of industries, with a particular focus on the health care, education, construction and restaurant and hospitality sectors as well as in the public sectors.   We appreciate that the legal and regulatory requirements governing employer-employee relationships are constantly changing and work with our clients to ensure they are taking the appropriate steps to prevent problems both during the course of the employment and after employment has ended.

At HMBR, we focus on ensuring the language set forth in the employment contract and other related agreements protects our clients and accurately reflects the agreed upon terms and conditions of employment.  Our lawyers regularly evaluate, negotiate and prepare a wide variety of agreements, ranging from employment contracts and shareholder agreements to non-compete, non-solicitation and confidentiality agreements.  We take an individualized approach in every employment contract that we handle, carefully crafting the language of the agreement to meet the specific needs and expectations of our clients. 

Our attorneys also recognize that certain contractual provisions designed to protect the assets of a company, such as non-competes and confidentiality clauses, are subject to increasing scrutiny.  When these types of protections come into play, we work with our clients to develop enforceable provisions tailored to address the individual concerns of our clients.

Resolving Employment Contract Disputes and Disagreements

Beyond the negotiation and drafting of employment agreements, the attorneys at HMBR work with clients to resolve conflicts and issues that may surface during the term of employment and beyond.  In the event these disputes cannot be properly settled between the parties themselves, we are prepared to represent our clients in all appropriate forums, including mediation and arbitration hearings, as well as in state and federal court proceedings.