Employment Contracts & Independent Contractor Agreements

Employment Contracts & Independent Contractor Agreements

Arguably, a key dynamic in business is a healthy relationship between the company and its high-level employees such as sales staff and senior managers.

Staff at this level have unfiltered access to a company’s unique information.  While having the right individuals in the right roles is paramount to your business’ success, having protections in place for the employer should these employees leave ensures little interruption in daily operations.  Ruder Ware’s attorneys help negotiate, prepare, and if needed, enforce a variety of written agreements designed to provide guidance to employees about their rights and responsibilities and protections for your business.

Agreements might include:

  • Employment agreements
  • Confidentiality agreements
  • Non-compete/non-solicitation
  • Severance agreements
  • Independent contractor agreements
  • Executive compensation and deferred compensation

Founded in 1920, Ruder Ware provides business, employment, estate planning, and litigation services through its offices in Wausau, Eau Claire, and Green Bay, Wisconsin.  A full-service law firm, over 40 attorneys provide clients with a one-stop approach to their legal needs. Ruder Ware, Business Attorneys for Business Success.

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