Employee Counsel

Helping Workers Effectively Negotiate the Employment Relationship

Employees often think they lack the essential bargaining power to negotiate favorable terms when they are being hired. It seems all too easy for an employer to simply move on to the next candidate if a potential hire wants anything other than the exact terms and conditions of employment offered by the employer.

However, employees often have more power than they think. The employer chose you over others, and may not have satisfactory alternatives. Remember, you bring your unique skill set and personality to the table, and the employer has determined that you are the best fit. Further, it can be beneficial to demonstrate to your employer early on that you have an accurate understanding of the value you bring to the organization.

With our experienced counsel to advise you, you can negotiate the best terms possible and get your relationship with your new employer started off on the right foot. We assist with:

  • Employment contracts
  • Non-compete agreements
  • Separation agreements

Post-Employment Contract Review

Our assistance is not limited to advising clients prior to entering into employment. We also help clients negotiate favorable separation agreements and review the various types of restrictive covenants and non-compete agreements to help clients understand whether and how they apply to future employment. In particular, restrictive covenants and non-compete agreements must be reasonable in terms of scope and duration to be enforceable. When appropriate, we will pursue court determinations regarding the legality and enforceability of such contract terms.

We offer assistance to professionals in all industries, including:

  • Biotech
  • Health care
  • Banking
  • Financial planning
  • Manufacturing

We Earn Our Reputation of Success

At Pines Bach LLP, we are committed to providing employees with the seasoned counsel they need at any stage of their employment — the hiring process, mid-employment and post-employment. During 32 years of serving our clients, we have built a reputation among employer counsel and judges for generating positive results through effective advocacy. Many of our partners are rated AV Preeminent* by Martindale-Hubbell, signifying the highest level of excellence for legal ability and ethical reputation. Our attorneys are regularly selected by other lawyers for inclusion in the Super Lawyers. We recognize the value effective counsel can provide to empower employees as they negotiate with their employers and address contract-imposed limitations on future employment, and we are dedicated to providing the support they need.

Employee Counsel Serving Madison and All of Wisconsin

Pines Bach LLP is committed to helping employees level the playing field when negotiating with their employers. To schedule an initial consultation, call 608-807-0752 or toll free at 866-443-8661, or contact us online.

*AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used under in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings TM fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

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