Toronto Employment Lawyers Drafting and Reviewing Employment Contracts
The beginning of the employment relationship is a critical time for the parties to set out, in writing, the terms that will govern their relationship. Because of the potential consequences of these terms down the road, it is essential that each party enter into the bargain in a fully informed manner. While a written employment agreement can bring certainty and clarity to the relationship, a poorly drafted document can bring confusion, limit rights, or in the worse case, lead to bitter litigation.
More and more often, Grosman Gale Fletcher Hopkins LLP is being consulted at the outset of the employment relationship to prepare or review employment contracts, agreements or letters, and assist with employment restructuring. Seeking proactive legal guidance ensures that employees receive what is fair, and can minimize the likelihood of future disputes and ultimately keep costs down.
How Can We Help?
At Grosman Gale Fletcher Hopkins LLP, we have been on both sides of written employment agreements. We appreciate that the measure of a quality employment agreement is not the number of pages in length nor the frequency of use of legal terms. Rather, an employment agreement which truly serves the interests of both parties will be simple, straightforward and clear.
At the outset of the relationship, it is typically in the interest of both parties to set out the terms that will govern the relationship and the expectations each has. The employment agreement provides an opportunity for the parties to address compensation, reporting relationships, responsibilities, agree upon what will happen in the event of subsequent termination, and, if appropriate, address the obligations that the employee may have upon departure.
Contact the Employment Lawyers at Grosman Gale Fletcher Hopkins LLP for Guidance on Employment Contracts
At Grosman Gale Fletcher Hopkins LLP, our employment lawyers have a deep understanding of labour and employment matters. We have drafted, reviewed, and edited thousands of employment contracts and advised both employers and employees on their rights in the workplace. Contact us online or at 416.364.9599.