If you are a senior executive, the documentation relating to your pay, bonuses and obligations is likely to be complex. As expert employment lawyers, we represent senior executives in ensuring that contracts and settlement agreements accurately reflect what has been agreed upon and, where necessary, negotiate the best possible deal.
Taking the time to make sure that the documents you sign are in your best interests can make a big difference later on if you ever need to rely on them in court or if you want to ensure that your rights are protected for the future.
We provide a full range of services for senior executives, including:
- Advice on senior executive employment contracts, to include:
- Employment obligations
- Restrictive covenants
- Bonuses, incentive plans, shares, pay and benefits
- Negotiating the termination of employment contracts
- Advice on senior executive settlement agreements
- Negotiating senior executive settlement agreements
- Advice and representation in respect of employment disputes
Advice on Employment Contracts for Senior Executives
It is always worth having your employment contract thoroughly checked to make sure that you are happy with all of the terms and conditions. Once you have signed the agreement, you could be bound by it for many years.
We can work with you to establish exactly what you want from your new position and ensure that your contract accurately reflects this. Should you ever end up in a dispute, you will need to be able to demonstrate that you have a sound legal foundation for your position. Having a robust contract in place can also prevent misunderstandings and disagreements from arising.
It is particularly important to make sure you are in agreement with the restrictive covenants that you will be bound by. These will commonly cover issues such as non-competition, non-solicitation, non-poaching and non-dealing in the event that you leave your employment. We will also make sure that the restrictive covenants are fair and reasonable and not too widely drafted.
Where necessary, we routinely negotiate with employers on behalf of senior executives to secure the right terms and conditions. With many years of experience, we always work to obtain the strongest possible protection for clients.
Negotiating Your Exit and Advising on Settlement Agreements
Leaving employment as a senior executive is often a complex process. We can provide robust representation to negotiate a strong package and ensure that the restrictive covenants you agree to are not overly prohibitive.
We will also ensure that all relevant issues are dealt with in the agreement, including agreed statements and references, confidentiality, preventing your employer from discussing you and the compensation you will receive.
If you are being compensated in return for abandoning a claim against your employer, we will represent you in negotiations to ensure you receive the best possible payment.
Advice and Representation in Respect of Employment Disputes
An employment dispute can be damaging to your career and your reputation if not handled promptly and effectively. We provide advice and representation in employment disputes involving senior executives to find a swift solution.
As skilled employment lawyers, we have a strong background in dispute resolution. We are frequently able to resolve matters without the need for a tribunal or court case.
If you are involved in a disagreement with your employer, the best course of action is to speak to a legal expert without delay before the situation degenerates further. The sooner the matter is addressed, the easier it is to resolve. It is also essential to follow the correct procedure when raising an issue with your employer and we will ensure that this is done on your behalf.
If you are a senior executive and you need expert employment advice or representation from an experienced employment lawyer then please get in contact with us.