Drafting Employment Contracts
Drafting a clear and enforceable employment contract that properly protects your interests is one of the most important things that a business can do. Employment disputes often focus on the language used in an employment contract, and its content can come back years later to haunt employers.
As an employer, you will most likely be the party that drafted the employment agreement. This places a greater responsibility on you to get it right. In a legal dispute, any ambiguity in the language will be interpreted in favour of the employee and could result in significant liability for your business.
At Vey Willetts LLP, we encourage all employers to invest in carefully-drafted employment contracts to help provide certainty. We are familiar with the common problems that arise for employers as a result of poorly-designed and implemented agreements. Among other things, we advise on the manner and timing of employment offers, updating employment contracts to reflect changes in the law, drafting termination provisions, and helping craft enforceable non-solicitation/non-competition clauses.