If you operate a small business, you may still need a few employees so that you are not working 100% of the time. How can an employment contract protect your business? Here are a few ways:
- Protect you from a lawsuit – Outlining the terms of work, payment, and termination will help to protect you from a lawsuit if you ever have to let your employee go in the future.
- Protect your IP – Your intellectual property gives you an advantage over other business, which is essential when you are a small business competing with large corporations. Employees get to learn privileged information, and a well-written employment contract can help to ensure that you have recourse if a former employee tries to share your secrets with a competitor.
- Protect you from having to continue to employ a lousy worker – It can be difficult to fire an employee in California without months of write-ups and gathering proof that the termination is rightful. In the meantime, your business can suffer, and your clients may wonder why you continue to employ this person. Outlining the terms of firing an employee in the contract makes it easier to let a bad employee go.
Employee Contracts and Agreements for Small Business Owners in California
Pokala Law APC can help to protect your business by drafting and reviewing employment contracts for your company. Give us a call today 1.844.695.1487 to learn more, or you can request an appointment from our website.