Northbrook Employment Contracts Attorney
For many jobs, employment contracts are a critical part of the employment relationship. Nonetheless, employment contracts can be complex, nuanced, and possibly even contentious. Whether you are an employer or employee, it is often helpful to consult with an employment attorney before signing an employment contract.
Lake County employment contract attorney William J. Provenzano represents individuals and businesses in connection with a wide range of employment agreements – including severance agreements, executive compensation agreements, confidentiality agreements, non-compete agreements, and restrictive covenants – for employees at all levels.
Contact our office today at (847) 816-6588 to discuss your employee contract needs.
Common Types of Work Contracts
Our employment lawyer routinely reviews, negotiates, and advises clients in connection with the following types of employment agreements:
- Severance Agreements. Severance agreements are contracts that an employee might sign upon termination. Although every severance agreement is different, under most severance agreements, the employer will agree to compensate the employee for a period of time (or as a lump sum) in exchange for the employee agreeing not to sue the employer. It is important that you consult with an employment attorney before signing a severance agreement so that you understand whether you are forfeiting any legal claims against the employer, and it is often possible to negotiate an increase in the employer’s initial severance pay offer.
- Executive Compensation Agreements. It is important to consult with an executive compensation lawyer before signing this type of employment contract to ensure that the compensation package is appropriate and to be clear about all of the terms and conditions of the agreement.
- Confidentiality Agreements. Confidentiality agreements – or nondisclosure agreements – are used to protect valuable company information, such as trade secrets, manufacturing process, product formula, or customer lists. Under the terms of a typical confidentiality agreement, the employee agrees to protect the confidentiality of any protected information that he or she learns through the course of employment.
- Non-Compete Agreements. A non-compete agreement – or covenant not to compete – is an agreement made by the employee to not engage in a business or profession that competes with the employer. A non-compete agreement can be a stand-alone contract or can be a clause included within some other employment contract, such as an executive compensation agreement or confidentiality agreement.
Contact an Employment Contract Lawyer
If you are looking for an employment lawyer in Lake County to help you with your employee contract needs, look no further than William J. Provenzano & Associates. Located in Libertyville. We have been representing clients throughout Lake County, Cook County, and the entire Chicago metro area with a wide range of employment law matters for more than 30 years. As a result, we have a level of focused skill and experience that is second to none.
Contact our office today at (847) 816-6588 to schedule a consultation to discuss your employee contract needs.