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Employment Agreements Can Stop Legal Disputes Before They Occur

Companies have unique needs regarding the use of employment contracts. Some businesses want every employee to sign a contract, while others draft contracts only for executive positions. At Herman J. Marino Ltd., P.C., our experienced employment law attorney provides the knowledgeable legal guidance your company needs to draft employment agreements that achieve your objectives and protect your interests.

Lawyer Herman J. Marino brings more than 40 years of experience to his business clients. His extensive experience representing business clients in litigation provides him the insights necessary to help other companies avoid legal disputes. The firm advises companies on a variety of employment agreement options, including:

  • Salary, benefits and health insurance coverage
  • Termination and severance agreements
  • Noncompete agreements
  • Confidentiality agreements that protect proprietary information
  • Ownership of intellectual property
  • Independent contractor agreements

We also defend companies in a wide range of litigation matters, including breach of contract and discrimination lawsuits.

Why You May Need A Contract

Because Illinois is an at-will employment state, many companies choose to operate using verbal agreements with their employees. However, employment contracts can provide both employers and employees a sense of security regarding length and terms of employment. If a position requires extensive (and expensive) training, as well as a unique set of skills, it is often wise to draw up a formal agreement.

An employment agreement also may make sense if an employee will be learning proprietary information about your company and your clients. An employment agreement can prevent an employee from using this information to his or her own advantage, particularly if he or she leaves your company.

Discuss Your Employment Agreement Needs

The most common mistake companies make is failing to discuss employment contract needs with a knowledgeable Chicago employment law attorney. We invite you to schedule a meeting by calling 312-347-9990. We represent clients in Greater Chicago and throughout Illinois.