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Employment Agreements

At Fortson, Bentley and Griffin, our attorneys can assist you with drafting employment agreements to meet your business needs. We can also assist with evaluating the legal rights existing under employment agreements and are also well-prepared to handle disputes arising from employment agreements.

An employment agreement is a written contract between the employer and the employee that is used to memorialize the terms of employment. Generally, these agreements cover salary and other compensation, benefits, vacation time, retirement, reimbursement of any expenses for business travel, use of the vehicle for business and employment agreements may include performance expectations or job responsibilities.

Employment Agreements may also contain non-competition and non-solicitation covenants. These provisions prevent an employee from leaving a company and either launching their own business or going to work for a competitor for a certain period of time within a certain geographic area. A non-solicitation agreement generally prevents an employee from contacting the current employers’ customers and/or other employees and trying to take them with the employee from the old employer to a new employer.

Since Georgia is an at-will employment state most employer-employee relationships do not have an employment agreement. “At-will” means that the relationship between the employer and the employee may terminate at any time for any reason or no reason at all, so long as it is not a discriminatory reason prohibited by state or federal law.

If you are seeking experienced legal representation for an employment law matter, please contact us online or by telephone at 706-548-1151 to speak with one of our experienced employment law attorneys.