Job offer letters and employment contracts allow employers to spell out specific terms and conditions to apply to the employment relationship. Among the advantages of using formal employment agreements is the ability to reduce or limit employee entitlements at the time of dismissal. However, to be effective, contracts must be carefully drafted: careless use of “boilerplate” contract templates can impair or completely undermine the validity of such documents.
Whether on their own or as part of a comprehensive employment agreement, restrictive covenants can also help employers establish certain obligations and restrictions that survive the termination of the employment relationship. But restrictive covenants are effective only if they are carefully prepared with a firm understanding of how courts view these special types of agreements – views that are constantly evolving as such matters are continually litigated in today’s challenging economic and competitive environment.
At Samfiru Tumarkin LLP, we draft offer letters, contracts of employment and other agreements which are clear and concise, and which will meet your organization’s specific needs while complying with all applicable statutes and legal requirements.