When you are hiring your first employee or adding a new type of employment document to your existing roster, a lawyer can assist you in answering your legal questions about new employees and in drafting an agreement that is tailored to your relationship with your new employee and your company's needs. Your lawyer will generally want to know whether you are looking to draft an employment agreement, an independent contractor agreement, an employee inventions agreement, a non-compete agreement, a sales commission agreement, an employee handbook, an equity incentive plan, or something else entirely. Your lawyer will also want to understand the nature of your relationship with the new employee and whether the agreement will simply be used for one relationship or if it will serve as a standard agreement that you plan to use multiple times. You can learn more about what to include (and what not to include) in such agreements here.
Prepare for your first meeting or call with an employment lawyer using Priori’s new employee resources, including our new employee worksheet. Using our new employee checklist, you’ll be able to think through your legal questions about new employees in advance of your meeting. You can even send your new employee worksheet directly to your lawyer, so your lawyer can prepare ahead of time and make your interaction as productive and cost-effective as possible. If needed, Priori can also connect you with a lawyer in our vetted network who can assist you with your legal questions about new employees.