Employment contracts

The employment contract is the foundational document for the relationship between employer and employee, covering topics such as compensation, termination, and severance.

However, because of perceived time or money constraints, or simple uncertainty, many employers don’t use written employment agreements in their businesses. Unfortunately, such employers miss out on an opportunity to not only limit their financial liability on dismissal, but also achieve clarity around all aspects of the employment relationship.

At Kent Employment Law, we encourage employers to take the same approach to your employment contracts that you do to all your key business decisions: gather and assess all the relevant information, then make a carefully considered, proactive choice, supported by a knowledgeable, experienced advisor.

That’s where our experienced employment lawyers come in. No matter the state of your employment contracts, we can help, whether by drafting new ones for you from scratch or helping you update the ones already in place. And for employers wanting to adopt Sustainable Employment practices in the workplace, we can craft fair, transparent, and reciprocal agreements that are tailored precisely to promote this.

Learn more about the importance of employment contracts on our blog here and here.

You also can read our Sustainable Employment Guidelines for Contracting with Your Employees here.

Frequently asked questions

  • How can I make an appointment to see a lawyer?

    There are several ways you can contact us. You can reach us by phone (604-266-7006) or email (help@kentemploymentlaw.com) or, if you prefer, you can complete our online consultation form. Once we hear from you, someone from our office will follow up with you by phone or email to discuss your concerns briefly and to schedule an appointment with one of our lawyers.

  • What if I don’t live in Vancouver?

    We represent clients throughout British Columbia, Alberta, the NWT, Yukon, and Nunavut. If you are unable to attend at our offices to meet with one of our lawyers, we can easily arrange a telephone or Zoom meeting for you.


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