LIVE REPLAY: Employment Agreements: Drafting Key Provisions and Avoiding Liability, Part 2



  • Presentation Date 9/17/2024
  • Next Class Time 11:00 AM MT
  • Duration 60 min.
  • Format Teleseminar
  • Program Code 01302024g
  • MCLE Credits 1 hour(s)

Course Price: $89.00

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This program will provide you a practical guide to the most important provisions of employment agreements, common sources of dispute and litigation, and traps. The program will cover scope of duties (and how they may change over time), forms of compensation and benefits (including deferred compensation), and objective/measurable performance standards.  The program will also discuss planning for the possible release of the employee, limiting liability, and protecting confidential information and trade secrets to which the employee may have had access. This program will provide you with a practical guide to drafting successful employment agreements.


Day 1:

  • Scope of an employee’s duties and modification as facts and circumstances change
  • Objective and measurable performance benchmarks tied to incentive compensation
  • Forms of compensation, deferred compensation, and fringe benefits
  • Protecting trade secrets – non-competition and non-disclosure mechanisms


Day 2:

  • Term of employment – fixed or variable terms, extensions, and discharge
  • Anticipating severance and building in dispute mitigation and resolution provisions
  • Severance benefits on voluntary and involuntary separation – and tying them to confidentiality and non-competition
  • Non-disparagement of employer on discharge or voluntary departure
  • Essential mediation and choice of law considerations



Jerrold F. Goldberg is a partner in the New York City office of Greenburg Traurig, LLP, where co-chairs the firm’s labor and employment practice group and he has more than 35 years’ experience practicing in virtually all aspects of labor and employment.  His expertise includes employee leave under federal and state law, traditional labor/union-management issues, employment discrimination, executive employment, severance agreements and wage and hour laws.  He represents clients before the EEOC, the FRLB, and federal and state courts.  Mr. Goldberg received his B.S. from Cornell University and his J.D. from New York University School of Law.