Contract Drafting

Contract Drafting

An employment relationship with your employee or independent contractor is “contractual” in nature.  Contracts give rise to rights and obligations. 

Well-drafted contracts clearly spell out those rights and obligations.  Well-drafted contracts are enforceable. 

Many employers don’t learn – until its too late – that poorly drafted contracts are often deemed unenforceable or void by the courts (because the drafting is unclear) or else the courts construe ambiguous contractual terms against the drafter of the contract (according to a legal doctrine called contra proferentum). 

Where there is no contract, the court’s can “imply” certain contractual terms.  More often than not, “implied” contractual terms work in the employee’s favour. 

It is not uncommon that a well-drafted contract can save an employer tens of thousands of dollars,  particularly in severance payments. 

David collaborates with companies’ human resource professionals, managers, and owners to understand their goals and to draft contracts that align with those goals.

He drafts contracts relating to all manners of industry, including:

  • Arts and Entertainment
  • Travel
  • Manufacturing
  • Trades
  • Professional Services
  • Accommodation and Food Services

Common examples of employment-based contracts that Ertl Lawyers drafts or advises on include:

  • Standard employment agreements
  • Executive employment agreements
  • Independent contractor agreements
  • Non-solicitation agreements
  • Non-competition agreements
  • Confidentiality agreements
  • Non-disclosure agreements
  • Separation agreements
  • Release and indemnity agreements

We’ve used David since our incorporation to draft our employment contracts and policies for all of our full-time and part-time employees, as well as independent contractors.  David’s ability to draft clear, concise language is remarkable.  Plus, every contract or policy is tailor-made to suit our business.  Our relationship with David is in its 10th year, and we couldn’t be more pleased. 



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