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New York Employment Attorneys & Lawyers

Steven Stark Employment Lawyer for New York, NY

168 reviews

Alejandro Maher Employment Lawyer for New York, NY

157 reviews

Scott Stram Employment Lawyer for New York, NY

103 reviews

Jonathan Savar Employment Lawyer for New York, NY

76 reviews

Eric Leander Employment Lawyer for New York, NY

66 reviews

William Frenkel Employment Lawyer for New York, NY

60 reviews

Joshua Soloway Employment Lawyer for New York, NY

60 reviews

Thomas Bark Employment Lawyer for New York, NY

47 reviews

Joseph Gross Employment Lawyer for New York, NY

28 reviews

Marina Warner Employment Lawyer for New York, NY

24 reviews
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"Draft Contractor Agreement for Tech Startup"
New York, NY
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"I am starting a new tech startup that is launching very soon. I just hired a freelancer to help with marketing and content and would like to send an employment contract as soon as possible. I would like legal advice as to how I should best structure the agreement."
How would you describe your current legal needs?
My company needs assistance drafting an offer to a contractor
What legal work is required?
Drafting a new agreement
Proposals Received
10
Average Price
$160 - $240
"Contractor Agreements Services"
New York, NY
Details
"We are a healthcare company that is looking to move from the current sublease contract to independent contractor contract which would cause the business model to change from rental to commission. I want to make sure that the new business model is compliant with "independent contractor" as opposed to "sublease" or "employee.""
How would you describe your current legal needs?
My company needs assistance preparing an equity package to a candidate
What legal work is required?
Drafting a new agreement
Proposals Received
6
Average Price
$400 - $600
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Legal Services Offered by Our On-Demand New York Employment Attorneys

Our experienced New York 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 New York 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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