Everything you need to kick-start employment.
$1,620 (+ tax)
Employment Policies are key documents for your company and it’s imperative that they abide employment laws. They outline your company’s unique relationship with its employees and include sections ranging from employee conduct to sick days to the company mission statement.
Employment Agreements govern relationships with each specific employee or role, and can be complicated depending on the nature of the relationship. At a minimum, they need to outline the employment structure, the number of hours the employee is expected to work, how the employee will be compensated, and what their duties and position are.
Set your business up right.
Sooner or later, everyone needs proper Employment Policies and Agreements. Once they’re in place, employment instantly becomes safer, more flexible, and easier for everyone involved.
Reduce your liability.
Getting strong contracts in place can reduce or eliminate the probability of being sued by a current or former employee. Policies and Agreements work together to protect you against these risks in a powerful way.
Set the right expectations.
Employment Agreements and Policies are the first things new employees see about your business. Make sure they’re polished and professional!
These two documents are closely related, meaning that it is faster for lawyers to draft them together than to draft them separately. Instead of paying $1,480 for Employment Policies and $480 for an Employment Agreement (Basic) ($1,960 total) you can save $340 by purchasing them in the Employment Bundle.
First you'll have a kick-off call with your Good Lawyer to discuss your current situation. After the call, your lawyer will carefully complete your Employment Policies and Employment Agreement. They will share a copy of the final documents.
1. Project kick-off call to gather information, advise you and answer questions
2. One customized set of Employment Policies
3. One customized Employment Agreement
4. One round of minor revisions if necessary
Pick a time to discuss your Employment Bundle with a Good Lawyer.
Help your lawyer understand the situation and your goals. Your lawyer will determine what wording and clauses you need in your documents and draft something tailored to your business.
You will receive a digital copy of the documents, ready to be signed and shared by employees.
Get your paperwork done the easy way so you can get back to running your business.
Yes, absolutely. You can use the Goodlawyer platform to send messages and files. If substantially more communication is needed, your lawyer may request another call.
Employment Agreements and Contractor Agreements might seem similar on the surface, but they are very different in the eyes of the law. Contractor Agreements are used to hire a service provider or independent contractor for a set period of time and/or scope of work, whereas Employment Agreements are used to hire employees. If you aren’t sure, your lawyer will be able to clearly identify and draft whichever agreement you need. Learn more about Independent Contractor Agreements.
Basic Agreements are suitable for standard employees and follow the minimum basic employment standards and include:
Complex Employment Agreements are suitable for high-level employees and exceed the minimum basic employment standards. They include (but are not limited to):
Your lawyer will help you select policies that will be most useful to your business. Generally, these policies relate to employee conduct, compensation, procedures for travel, expenses, benefits, communication, sick days, termination, resignation, use of equipment and facilities, and an overview of the company’s mission and values. Other policies that are often but not always used include confidentiality, working from home, substance abuse, performance reviews, overtime and lunchtime, dress code, customer interactions, health plans, discrimination, intellectual property assignments, and harassment.
If you’d like to revise your existing set of Employment Policies, consider booking a Contract Revision for $45 per page. Your lawyer will review your Policies and needs, advise you on your requested changes, and revise your agreement according to your discussion. If your Policies require extensive revisions, you might be better off starting from scratch with a fully tailored set of Employment Policies. Your lawyer will help you figure out what’s best for you, and will always clarify any additional costs for your approval.
This service will only cover the creation of one Employment Agreement. If additional Employment Agreements are needed, you can talk to your Good Lawyer. Sometimes it is more efficient to produce multiple agreements and a discount is possible, but that is situational and Goodlawyer can’t guarantee any kind of bulk discount.
Employment Policies are generally delivered as a PDF so that they can be easily shared, printed, and signed. They can also be delivered as a Word document. If that’s something you’re interested in, make sure you mention it to your lawyer.
Generally, yes, you should work with a local lawyer when drafting your Employment Policies and Agreements. If you book an out-of-province lawyer that determines you need someone with local expertise, they will let you know and Goodlawyer can set you up with a local lawyer ready to help.
You could find out more about Employment Agreements through our Blog!
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