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Our experienced Atlanta employment attorneys & lawyers can help guide you on how to proceed with various employee decisions such as reviewing employee documents such as contracts, agreements, policies, and handbooks, along with difficult decisions such as firing, lawsuits, claims, and complaints.
Although not every single employment contract will require legal assistance, many employment lawyers would recommend avoiding unilateral employment contracts that strongly benefit one side over the other. These types of employee contracts rarely hold up in court, yet having the funds needed to combat an issue in court can limit the employee’s options.
A confidentiality agreement and a non-compete agreement are common forms of employee contracts that one of our Atlanta employment attorneys can help customize for your business. If your business needs to fire an employee, proper measures should be taken from a business legal standpoint to ensure proper communication and a smooth transition of dismissing that employee. In any case, we suggest you connect with our employment attorneys to discuss your options.
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What is a Confidentiality Agreement?
A confidentiality agreement is a legally binding contract that states two parties will not share or profit from confidential information. A business usually gives a confidentiality agreement to an employee or contractor to make sure its trade secrets or proprietary information remains private. A confidentiality agreement (CA) may also be known as a confidentiality statement, a confidentiality clause, a non-disclosure agreement (NDA), a non-disclosure form, a proprietary information agreement (PIA), or a secrecy agreement (SA).
If interested, you can find free confidentiality agreements from UpCounsel attorneys here:
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A Guide on How to Hire an Independent Contractor in California.
Hiring a contractor (also known as an independent contractor) is to hire any non-employee who provides you with a service. Examples can include non-employee software engineers, accountants, marketing consultants and lawyers. Hiring a consultant requires defining the relationship, the expected work and payment, and ensuring that work product is properly assigned to the company.
1. Review nature of proposed project for consultant
Are you sure your person should be classified as an independent contractor and not an employee? This is more of a concern for the company using the independent contractor, as there are significant penalties for misclassifying someone as an independent contractor rather than an employee. Employee audits are becoming increasingly frequent, so this is no small matter – even for a startup (just ask Groupon, who got nailed w
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What is a Stock Warrant?
A stock warrant gives holders the option to buy company stock at a fixed price, the exercise price, until the expiration date and receive newly issued stock from the company. A stock warrant is similar to its better-known cousin, the stock option. For starters, recall that a stock option is a contract between two parties and gives the stockholder the right to buy or sell stocks at a certain price and on a certain date.
Similarly, a stock warrant holder also has the right, to buy a specific number of shares of stock that will be created in the future, upon exercising the warrant, called “underlying” stock. That transaction is called “exercising” the option, and it must take place before a specific date and at a predetermined price. Warrants are not compensatory tools, but rather used simply to increase a company’s capital and sweeten the deal for potential investors. The underly
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What are Authorized Shares?
Authorized shares are the number of stock shares a company may issue to investors or employees at the time they incorporate and stock shares that the company board of directors may issue later as specified in the Articles of Incorporation.
Why Is Getting the Number of Authorized Shares Right Important?
Authorized shares can be issued when a company asks for financing. They may also be issued as a benefit for key employees. Usually, the number of shares that are authorized is much more than what is actually needed. This is to allow the company to issue stocks in the future when needed (as employee perks or perhaps as a secondary offering to raise more money). A company may refrain from issuing all of its authorized shares to maintain a controlling interest in the company and therefore prevent a hostile takeover.
The number of authorized shares can be changed by sh
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Statement of Work: What Is It?
A statement of work (SOW) is a document that lists all the work a supplier will do during a project. It will define the amount of work, the expected quality of the job performance, and the timeframe for completion.
A well-written SOW will help both parties understand the parameters of a successful project. A poorly worded SOW could lead to conflict. The parties may argue over unclear expectations and the definition of good work.
To avoid such arguments, a well-written SOW should include:
- A list of expected products and services
- A list of tasks leading to the product's creation
- Specifics regarding who will handle each of the listed tasks
- Due dates for deliverables
- Payment schedule and deadlines
- Determination of which party will helm the project and handle major