Understanding Employment Contracts

At Cohen Law Group, we understand the paramount importance of employment contracts for employers. These contracts serve as a vital tool for safeguarding your business interests, ensuring clear expectations, and maintaining a harmonious employer-employee relationship. Our experienced employment attorneys are dedicated to guiding employers through the complexities of employment contracts, offering counsel and representation that prioritizes your company’s protection.


Key Elements of an Employment Contract

  • Job Description and Duties
    We ensure that your employment contract clearly outlines the roles, responsibilities, and expectations associated with the position. We meticulously detail the job title, reporting structure, and duties of the employee, leaving no room for ambiguity.
  • Compensation and Benefits
    Our contracts specify the employee’s salary or hourly wage, payment schedule, and any additional compensation, such as bonuses, commissions, or stock options. We ensure that employee benefits, including health insurance, retirement plans, and paid time off, are outlined comprehensively.

Defining Working Conditions

  • Working Hours and Schedule
    We help you define the regular working hours, workdays, and any flexibility in the employee’s schedule. If the job involves overtime or remote work, we include provisions to protect your rights as the employer.
  • Probationary Period
    If applicable, we outline the duration and terms of any probationary period in the contract, ensuring transparency and fairness during the employee’s evaluation period.

Termination and Dispute Resolution

  • Termination and Notice
    Our employment contracts clearly specify the conditions under which employment can be terminated, along with notice periods for both you and the employee. We advocate for your rights as the employer and include provisions that protect you from unfair termination practices.
  • Dispute Resolution
    Our contracts outline a fair and efficient process for resolving disputes, whether through arbitration, mediation, or litigation. We prioritize your interests and protection in these clauses.

Protecting Your Interests

  • Confidentiality and Non-Compete Clauses
    To safeguard your business interests, Cohen Law Group can include clauses related to confidentiality, non-disclosure of company information, and non-compete agreements. We ensure these clauses are balanced and fair, helping prevent potential harm to your
  • Intellectual Property Rights
    If the employee’s role involves creating intellectual property, we clarify ownership rights and responsibilities concerning patents, copyrights, and inventions developed during employment, ensuring they remain with the employer.

Legal Compliance and Peace of Mind

Choosing Cohen Law Group for your employment contract needs offers several advantages:

  • Expertise
    Our experienced employment attorneys have a deep understanding of employment law and are well-versed in creating contracts that protect your business interests.
  • Protection
    We prioritize your business’s rights and ensure that the contract is fair, clear, and legally compliant.
  • Negotiation
    Our attorneys are skilled negotiators, ensuring that the contract reflects your business’s unique needs and preferences.
  • Compliance
    Cohen Law Group ensures that your employment contract complies with all relevant employment laws and regulations, reducing your legal risks.

The Cohen Law Group Difference

We believe in small and midsize businesses. They contribute to local economies and culture. They provide employment. They innovate. When unwarranted lawsuits threaten to undermine SMBs in California, we stand as an ally to employers like you.


We Focus on Protecting Your Business, So You Can Focus on Operating it

We go the extra mile to craft unmatched legal strategies for small and midsize businesses. Our team of dedicated employment attorneys is ready to provide expert guidance, draft and review contracts, and ensure that your business interests are protected throughout the employment process.