Running a business is demanding and complicated; legal disputes only make things more difficult. This is why it is crucial to take steps to prevent them if you own a business here in North Carolina.
One step you can take is to have in place clear, purposeful and enforceable employment contracts with your employees. These documents can serve as essential tools to prevent and address disputes so that they do not erupt into costly legal battles. Below are four critical components to consider including in your employment contracts.
These are just some of the pieces that can fit together to create a comprehensive employment agreement. By putting this information in a legally enforceable document available to employees, you can ensure that you are clear and open about the expectations and parameters of the relationship.
However, while these can all be effective, understand that they may not be necessary in every case for every worker. Further, certain clauses may not be valid or enforceable under certain circumstances.
To discuss your options as well as how you can best use these and other contractual clauses to avoid disputes and/or build a case in the event of a violation, it can be wise to discuss your legal options with an attorney.