Employment Agreement Lawyer
Contact our office today to schedule an immediate consultation with an experienced employment agreement lawyer. We provide drafting and negotiation services for all types of employment agreements in New York City.
In the business world, it’s necessary to deal with all manner of employment-related contracts. Employers and employees alike must protect their interests when entering into any type of agreement with respect to the business relationship. Employment agreements and other related contracts must be drafted accurately to be enforceable. The experienced Employment Attorneys at Granovsky & Sundaresh, PLLC are knowledgeable of the applicable New York state and local laws and provide skilled legal counsel to employers, employees and independent contractors to aggressively protect their rights in the drafting and negotiation of these legal employment instruments.
Employment Agreements in New York City
There are various key agreements employers, employees and independent contractors enter into to clarify the working relationship, rights, responsibilities, obligations, benefits and more.
We provide a range of services to employees throughout New York including:
- Employment Agreements, Employment Contracts
- Independent Contractor or Independent Consulting Agreements
- Non-Competition Agreements
- Severance Agreements, Termination Agreements, or Separation Agreements
In New York, the typical employer-employee relationship operates under the at-will doctrine. This means either the employer or the employee may terminate the working relationship at any time for any reason, with the exception of legally prohibited behavior, like discrimination. Employment agreements override this at-will condition. They spell out terms, length of employment, justifiable causes for termination and various other provisions.
Independent Contractor Agreements
Independent Contractor Agreements are contracts between consultants and clients that spell out the nature of the business relationship, fee schedule, services provided, terms, length of service and more. They’re vital in protecting both parties. As an independent contractor, make sure that the agreement doesn't lock you into a mis-classified employer-employee relationship that keeps you from receiving rights and benefits you are legally entitled to as an employee. For the client, failing to accurately and legally establish the consultant as an independent contractor with a properly drafted and executed independent contractor agreement may result in severe and costly tax consequences. Additionally, failing to include necessary clauses can impact Intellectual Property rights.
Non-Competition, or Non-Compete Agreements prohibit an employee from working for a current or former employer’s competitor. New York strongly disfavors these agreements and courts often refuse to enforce them. As an employer, it’s important that these contracts be drafted properly to ensure they are enforceable. As an employee, you should seek legal counsel before signing a non-compete agreement to ensure that your rights are protected and you are not prevented from working in your field for a number of years.
A severance agreement protects the employer from future claims against the company and rewards the employee for releasing the company from possible liabilities with money and /or benefits outside of normal entitlements. These types of agreements are often necessary when a company is discharging employees due to layoffs, downsizing or other reasons.
About Granovsky & Sundaresh, Attorneys at Law
Our legal team at Granovsky & Sundaresh is committed to offering quality employment law services to each and every client, from an individual independent contractor to a large corporation. We received our legal training and experience at large, prestigious firms throughout the country, and we utilize this hard-earned legal acumen to bolster your success and effectiveness in the business world. We draft, review and negotiate for you to ensure that your employment agreements adhere to the applicable laws, accomplish what they are meant to, and protect your rights and interests. We do this by listening to your needs and learning about your specific circumstances.
Please contact our Manhattan, New York office to schedule a consultation with a talented employment agreement attorney at Granovsky & Sundaresh, PLLC. Complete our online form or call (646) 524-6001 at your convenience. You will be contacted within 24 hours to discuss how we can assist you.