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Legal Documents

Employment Agreement

An employment agreement is used when your company hires an employee. It sets out detailed provisions on various aspects of employment, including salary, benefits, hours, intellectual property and confidential information.

When should I use it?

  • Anytime you hire a new employee, whether they are full time, part time, permanent or temporary you should have an employment agreement.

  • It should be signed by your new employee before their first day of work.

Why is it important?

  • Instead of a verbal agreement, it provides employment details in written form.

  • Both parties can make reference to it if disputes arise.

  • It ensures that intellectual property developed by your employee remains your company’s property.

  • It helps protect your company's confidential information.


  • Start early: Discuss job and salary details with your potential employee prior to creating the agreement.

  • Be Specific: Provide detail when describing the employee's duties.

  • Get it signed: Have the employee sign it before they start work.

Legal Agreements for Growing Businesses

Legal agreements that are customized for your business. Includes e-Signatures and storage in your Ownr account.

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