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Employment Contract

One of your responsibilities in a growing business is hiring employees to help manage and sustain your success. However, ensuring that your business and its assets are protected is critical when drafting employment contracts.


At Astre Legal, we understand the importance of having a well-drafted employment contract in place. We provide custom-tailored contracts to meet your unique needs and requirements. 


Our employment contracts are designed to protect your business interests while also providing a clear understanding of your employees' rights and obligations. With our expertise, you can be assured that your contracts will comply with all relevant laws and regulations, mitigating any potential legal risks for your business.


Whether you're hiring your first employee or expanding your team, Astre Legal can help you draft an employment contract that is tailored to your specific situation. Contact us today to learn more about our employment contract drafting services and how we can help your business thrive.

The key considerations of an employment contract

It is imperative that your employment contract comprehensively outlines the position, duties, and remuneration of your employee in a clear and unambiguous manner. Have you determined whether your employee will be compensated on an hourly basis or with a fixed salary? In addition, you may wish to consider extending supplementary benefits, such as vacation days, holidays, or employee stock options, to further incentivize and retain top talent..


When it comes to the duration of the employment relationship, careful consideration must be given. Are you planning to hire an employee for a fixed term, such as six months or two years, or is the employment intended to be indefinite?


In order to safeguard your business's trade secrets and prevent any potential solicitation of your employees or clients, it is prudent to include non-disclosure and non-solicitation clauses in your employment contract. Furthermore, establishing a clear and effective process for dispute resolution is essential. By providing a comprehensive dispute-resolution process, you can proactively address and mitigate any conflicts that may arise, ensuring a smooth and professional employment relationship.

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