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Employment Contracts

Lawyers Manage All Aspects of Employment Contracts

Your trusted partner when starting business relationships

Businesses and prospective employees have a mutual interest in a well-crafted employment contract. Having concluded an exhaustive talent search, a company wants to make its prospect happy, while protecting its own interests in case a change of direction becomes necessary. The prospective employee wants to commit wholeheartedly, but not to less-than-satisfactory terms. At this juncture, it’s important to allow a trusted attorney to negotiate terms in a dispassionate, professional and respectful manner. Attorneys at Garcia & Gurney, A Law Corporation have extensive experience representing businesses and senior level employees in all aspects of negotiations, including:

  • Benefits packages
  • Compensation
  • Health benefits
  • Noncompete agreements
  • Pension plans
  • Performance bonuses and commissions
  • Performance metrics
  • Perquisites
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Signing bonuses
  • Severance packages
  • Stock options

Businesses and employees can trust Garcia & Gurney, A Law Corporation to manage the process of negotiation in a way that strengthens, rather than undermines, the employer-employee relationship.

Your trusted partner when enforcing your rights under an employment contract

Even when parties are satisfied with the terms of an employment contract, disputes can arise when either or both fail to live up to the agreement. Our employment attorneys represent employers and employees in various disputes during and after employment. We have experience with a variety of issues, including:

  • Breach of contract — Breach-of-contract actions often occur after employment. Either side can accuse the other of failing to perform. An employee may claim that the company has reneged on severance benefits. Or an employer may allege unfair competition on the part of the separated employee, and move to enforce a restrictive covenant, such as a confidentiality agreement. When these disputes occur during the course of employment, we consult closely with our client to determine the goals for litigation, which generally range from curing the breach and repairing the relationship, to cutting losses and negotiating a buyout. In all breach-of-contract disputes, we work diligently to achieve resolutions on terms most favorable to our client.
  • Wrongful termination — Discharged employees may claim that their termination violated employment law or the terms of their employment contract. Others may claim constructive termination, and cite harassment that forced them to resign for their health and wellbeing.
  • Allegations of fraud — Parties to an employment contract may soon discover they made a bad deal. Businesses may realize the applicant falsified a résumé and does not have the requisite skills for the job.

Employees may find out the company misrepresented itself, that promised stock options are worthless and that, by accepting the position, the candidate suffered irreparable career damage. If proved, fraud renders the employment contract null and void, and the wronged party can seek damages.

Contact Garcia & Gurney, A Law Corporation for reliable advice on employment contracts

Garcia & Gurney, A Law Corporation ALC represents businesses and employees in Northern California in negotiating, reviewing and drafting employment contracts and litigating contract disputes. For capable assistance with your employment contract issues in the San Francisco Bay Area, contact us today at 925-468-0400 or contact us online.

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  • "Highly recommend! I was in need of urgent help with an employment matter and Melinda Garcia came through for me the same day. She fit me in for a consultation within hours of my call and read my documents prior to our meeting. She was thorough, attentive to my needs, knowledgeable, professional and above all very comforting."

  • "Melinda Garcia provided me excellent advice in resolving an employment agreement related to an acquisition of the company I worked for. She is very knowledgeable, asked me what I wanted to achieve with her services, provided excellent service to achieve those goals, and was very cognizant of fees. I recommend her for employment related services."

  • "Melinda Garcia provided excellent guidance with an employment/compensation case. Her knowledge of employment law, and strong negotiation skills, brought the case to a successful conclusion."

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