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Employment Contract Provisions

Listed below are some common provisions that you will find in standard employment contracts. You should not use any of these provisions without first consulting with a qualified lawyer. Any individual provision may or may not be designed for your protection and may or may not be enforceable in your particular jurisdiction.

The first question you should ask is whether or not you should be entering into an employment contract with any employee. Even that question should be answered only after consultation with a qualified employment lawyer.

  • Arbitration
  • Arm's Length
  • Assignability; Binding Nature
  • Authority to enter into Agreement
  • Beneficiaries
  • Bonus, General
  • Business Ethics, Compliance with
  • Car Insurance
  • Change in Control, Defined
  • Company Property, Return of
  • Compensation, Commisions - General
  • Compensation, Commissions - Post Termination
  • Compensation, General
  • Compensation, Post Termination
  • Confidential Information, Defined
  • Confidential Information, General
  • Confidential Information, Non-Disclosure
  • Counterparts
  • Covenants, General
  • Damages, General
  • Directors and Officers Liability Insurance
  • Disability
  • Disability, Defined
  • Disclose, Obligation to
  • Employee Acknowledgements
  • Employee Benefits
  • Enforcement, Attorney's Fees
  • Enforcement, Choice of Law
  • Enforcement, General
  • Enforcement, Reformation
  • Entire Understanding
  • Equal Employment Opportunity, Compliance with
  • Equity Incentives
  • Exclusivity of Employment
  • Execution Tags
  • Expense Reimbursement
  • Full Time & Attention
  • Future Employment, Best Efforts
  • Headings
  • Indemnification
  • Intellectual Property, Ownership of
  • Job Duties
  • Litigation, Duty to Cooperate
  • Litigation, Non-Disclosure Obligations
  • Nature of Payments
  • Net Sales, Defined
  • No Mitigation; No Offset
  • Non-Compete, Enforcement Period
  • Non-Compete, General
  • Non-Compete, Necessity of Court Action
  • Non-Compete, Reasonableness
  • Non-Disparagement
  • Non-Solicitation
  • Notice, Providing
  • Opening Recitations
  • Perquisites
  • Renewal of Contract
  • Severability
  • Subsidiary, Defined
  • Successors & Assigns
  • Survivorship
  • Term of Employment
  • Termination Following a Change in Control
  • Termination for Cause, Constructive, Defined
  • Termination for Cause, Defined
  • Termination Without Cause, General
  • Termination, Due to Death or Disability
  • Termination, General
  • Voting Stock, Defined