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Dallas Employment Attorneys & Lawyers

Steven Stark Employment Lawyer for Dallas, TX

148 reviews

Seth Wiener Employment Lawyer for Dallas, TX

359 reviews

Richard Gora Employment Lawyer for Dallas, TX

128 reviews

Shabaz Nizami Employment Lawyer for Dallas, TX

Ross Russell Employment Lawyer for Dallas, TX

2 reviews

Rhonda Mills Employment Lawyer for Dallas, TX

Teri Danish Employment Lawyer for Dallas, TX

2 reviews

James Crewse Employment Lawyer for Dallas, TX

Gitanjali Deb Employment Lawyer for Dallas, TX

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Chris Bourgeacq Employment Lawyer for Dallas, TX

1 review
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"Draft Employment Agreement for Distribution Center"
Dallas, TX
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"We are relocating our distribution center and moving several employees. We are looking to develop a contract that outlines the expectations of job performance. We may also be looking to take a look at the employment contract as well, but are really looking for something that outlines our expectations for our employees. "
What type of contract would you like to draft/review?
Employment/Compensation Agreement
What legal work is required?
Drafting a new agreement
Proposals Received
3
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$960 - $1,440
"Review Employee Agreement & Dispute Advice for Employer"
Dallas, TX
Details
"We are having trouble with a contractor that we granted equity to earlier. He is currently working a specific number of hours per week for hourly pay plus equity. However, currently we are in disagreement of how he has logged the hours. I need to have the stock grant agreement reviewed and I would like to get an understanding of what my options could be going forward"
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1 - 10
What do you need help with?
Review equity compensation agreements
Proposals Received
5
Average Price
$480 - $720
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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 Dallas 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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