Employment Contracts and Agreements

Employers should always consider having a strong employment agreement in place when hiring employees. An effective employment agreement is vital to the employer/employee relationship. It allows the employer to spell out specific terms and conditions and it provides the employee clarity in understanding their role and responsibilities. Without an agreement, the employer is open to significant liability.

One of the most important clauses in an employment agreement surrounds the amount of notice that an employee is required to receive upon dismissal or termination. The best agreements include very specific language which will protect the employer and prevent liability.

In addition to employment agreements, the Employment group at LK Law can assist with drafting Independent Contractor Agreements, and other contractual arrangements required in an employment type relationship and advise you on their implementation. For assistance with employment agreements and contracts please contact any member of our Employment and Labour Group.