Employment Contracts and Agreements

Aggressive Representation of Both Businesses and Employees

The employment law attorneys at Ziegler, Ziegler & Associates LLP competently handle all aspects of employment agreements and related contracts, from drafting employment agreements and enforcing confidentiality provisions to fighting unreasonable non-compete clauses and negotiating severance packages. By representing employers and employees as both defendants and plaintiffs in these matters, we've gained a depth of experience and a comprehensive view that helps us better serve all of our clients' needs.

Properly drafted employment contracts protect the rights and interests of both the employer and the employee. Mindful of the potential pitfalls of deficient contracts, our attorneys carefully anticipate possible future conflict points and endeavor to incorporate preventive measures on behalf of both our employer and employee clients. We also represent employer and employee clients with issues pertaining to employment agreements and related contracts entered into prior to our firm's involvement, helping to detect oversights and errors that may work to our client's advantage. Our firsthand knowledge of the implications of contractual provisions for both parties has been invaluable to our employer and employee clients alike in attaining the best results possible, whether they are already involved in employment disputes or are seeking to craft employment agreements in order to avoid any such future entanglements.

Drafting Effective Employment Agreements and Contracts

Ziegler, Ziegler & Associates drafts and enforce all manner of employment contracts and agreements, including:

  • Severance arrangements
  • Confidentiality agreements
  • Noncompete agreements
  • Independent contractor/consultancy agreements

Too many companies overlook the importance of such agreements until they find themselves in the unfortunate situation where their agreements are either too weak to prevent former employees from engaging in competitive activities or other harmful behavior, or too restrictive to be legally enforceable. We are experts in crafting and negotiating employment agreements that vigorously protect our clients from detrimental actions by their current and former employees and/or employers while maintaining a level of reasonableness that will stand up in court and be appreciated by both employers and employees looking to build trust and good relationships.

Protecting Employees' Rights

For an individual seeking to enter into or break out of any type of employment contract, it is always advisable to first seek the advice of legal counsel. Generally such contracts were designed by lawyers retained by the employer and therefore may favor the interests of the employer at the employee's expense. In order to counteract this bias and protect your own interests as well as identify areas in which the employment agreements in question may have overreached the limits of legality, you should consult with an experienced employment law attorney.