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Topics to cover when developing employment contracts

On Behalf of | May 19, 2021 | Construction Law |

There may be a multitude of companies in California and elsewhere who hire employees to assist with operations on a new project. Part of protecting a construction company’s interests when taking on help could involve developing thorough employment contracts. However, some owners might not know what type of information it might be necessary to include in these contracts or where to turn for guidance in navigating the process. 

Employment contracts 

Employment contracts could include terms that define the relationship between an owner and company employees and may provide certain levels of protection to all parties involved. Some examples of factors to address in these contracts could include information on topics such as work schedules and pay rates. Company owners could also include terms that cover the expected length of employment, whether for temporary or long-term positions. 

Experts indicate that it could also be helpful to provide information on work-related expectations and responsibilities in similar agreements. Those who wish to provide benefits to workers could also choose to include information about opportunities and options in their contracts. For workers who have access to sensitive company information, it may be helpful to consider including confidentiality agreements or noncompete clauses. 

Navigating the process 

Construction company owners who wish to protect their interests by developing employment contracts might not always know how best to achieve this goal. Since this can be a complex process, a person in California could benefit from consulting with legal counsel for guidance in covering every essential topic. An attorney can work with a client in developing contracts that best fit his or her wishes and needs and assist in creating a strategy to protect company interests should issues arise in the future.