EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENTS FOR EMPLOYERS
Drafting an Enforceable Employment Agreement
In recent years, the legal landscape surrounding employment contracts has evolved at a faster pace than arguably any other area of the law. Alberta courts are increasingly requiring clear, unambiguous language before giving effect to an employer’s interpretation of a contract. In today’s age, boilerplate agreements do nothing to protect an employer’s interests in the areas that count most. Even properly drafted agreements will quickly become outdated in as little as a year or two.
Clauses relating to overtime, bonuses, profit-sharing, stock options, non-competition, non-solicitation and terminations require particularly close attention.
Hundreds of employment agreements cross our desk on a yearly basis. The vast majority of these agreements have glaring but easily rectifiable deficiencies that frequently result in tens of thousands of dollars worth of liability. At Calgary Litigation, we make use of our large collection of precedents and up-to-date understanding of the law to draft effective contracts catered to your organization’s needs.
The timing and manner in which an agreement is introduced to an employee is equally important to its contents. We provide real time guidance to employers to ensure that otherwise fair arrangements are not thrown out by a judge on the basis of a technicality.
Consider contacting one of our qualified solicitors to review your contract template today.