The numerous laws and regulations governing the relationship between employees and employers are complex and carry significant penalty. The Law Offices of Kirk Halpin & Associates, P.A. has substantial experience representing business clients in Columbia, Howard County, Baltimore and throughout Maryland in connection with various employment law issues, including the creation of policies and manuals, and the negotiation and preparation of employment contracts, non-compete agreements and confidentiality/non-disclosure agreements.
Employment Law Services
Our employment law services include:
From standard employment agreements governing all new hires to complex employment contracts with executive or senior level management to independent contractor agreements, our employment attorneys can assist with the creation of documents and procedures or the negotiation of specific contracts.
Employment and Restrictive Covenant Agreements
Our employment lawyers are regularly called upon by companies to draft other types of employee agreements for both management and non-management personnel that cover a wide range of workplace issues, including:
- Confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements to protect valuable trade secrets, confidential business information, intellectual property and other proprietary information
- Non-compete and non-solicitation agreements to prevent employees from competing against an employer and soliciting other employees and suppliers to terminate their relationship with an employer
Employment Manuals, Forms and Policies
We help small to medium-size employers with developing and updating employment policies, employee manuals and personnel forms. We also assist employers in developing anti-discrimination and anti-harassment policies and procedures that comply with federal, state and local laws. These policies and procedures are designed to comply with existing laws and minimize exposure in the event of litigation. Specific recent representations include the preparation of an employee handbook and manual for an IT consulting company and assisting a restaurant with preparing interview script and additional follow-up questions.
When an employer is involved in merger and acquisition transactions, our employment law attorneys can assist with due diligence reviews of pending and potential employment claims, which can impact the negotiation of the purchase agreement. We also work with employers who are purchasing other companies to review and modify employment policies, evaluate potential retirement and other employment liabilities. On the employee side, we review proposed employment agreements, relocation agreements, separation agreements and other contracts or documents which potentially affect the client’s interests.