Employee rights and claims, employer rights and claims, minority shareholder claims, non-compete agreements, separation agreements

Whether you are an employer or an employee, we can help you negotiate and draft a fair employment agreement.   Pennsylvania is an at will employment state; however, it is still wise to have an employment agreement. There are various terms for such an agreement which could have significant impacts upon you during and after the employment relationship. For example, noncompetition, nonsolicitation and nondisclosure of confidential information provisions can be extremely important. If necessary, we can also provide representation in litigation involving such agreements. The law is very specific about what makes various provisions in employment agreements enforceable or not enforceable. As an employer, it is extremely important to clarify the relationship with your employees by use of an employee manual or specific employment agreements with individual employees. If you have inventions or other proprietary products, you similarly want to protect yourself to make sure that you maintain your ownership and other rights in those products and inventions. To avoid misunderstandings and potential litigation, it is always a good idea for both employers and employees to document their rights and obligations in writing.