Hiring the right professionals to fill your organization’s open positions is essential. However, you also want to ensure the contract terms are fair when hiring the best talent possible. Momentum Legal Recruiters offers assistance throughout the hiring process, from finding qualified attorneys (and other legal professionals) for open positions, to completing negotiations and offers. This review discusses our process during the negotiations and offers stage of hiring.
Salary negotiations are usually at the forefront of the negotiation and offers process. Legal recruiters, such as our associates here at Momentum, understand a fair salary is based on a qualified legal professional’s education, experience, and industry reputation. Our legal recruiters assist with negotiations on your behalf to ensure the professionals you offer are satisfied with the salary while still protecting your organization’s financial interests. We work directly with law firms as well as other types of organizations within the legal industry.
Momentum Legal Recruiters assists with a range of employment-related contracts. Notably, these contract agreement types include non-compete agreements, independent contractor agreements, consulting agreements, confidentiality agreements, reciprocal nondisclosure agreements, and employment separation agreements.
An employment agreement is a complex contract document that covers all of the responsibilities of the employer and employee. It may also stipulate the rules, rights, and benefits for the employee as well. It also covers the employee’s salary, paid time off, and other important information regarding their rights and status within the company.
This type of contract is necessary when you are hiring a full-time employee. Momentum can ensure all of the intricate details are ironed out during the negotiation and offers process, so you always have a legal recruiter in your corner to aid you through the complex (and all too often frustrating) process of establishing an employment agreement with your hire(s).
A non-compete agreement ensures your employees do not use the information they gain from their employment with your organization to aid a competitor once their time with your organization is over. This may be necessary if your company strongly values its internal process and industry secrets. We assist with the completion of non-compete agreements throughout the negotiation and offers process.
Independent Contractor Agreement
An independent contractor agreement refers to the hire of an industry professional temporarily or part-time and usually for a specific project. Independent contractor agreements are quite different than agreements with full-time employees. We ensure your organization is protected by the terms of the agreement.
A consulting agreement is a deal between your organization and a consultant (i.e. a legal consultant). These agreements are very similar to an independent contractor agreement, but the job duties are usually different. We assist with ensuring a fair contract is established between your organization and the consultant (or consulting firm). Legal consultants, in particular, play a major role for many firms, and it is important to have the ability to properly craft consulting agreements.
A confidentiality agreement, also called a non-disclosure agreement or NDA, is a legally-binding contract that ensures one or both parties do not disclose confidential information that is discovered during a working relationship. This is often necessary when sensitive information is exchanged that could negatively impact one or both parties. Law firms (and other legal practices), in particular, often require confidentiality agreements as they are dealing with confidential and sensitive information.
Reciprocal Nondisclosure Agreement
Unlike a unilateral NDA that serves as a one-way agreement, a reciprocal nondisclosure agreement protects both parties from the disclosure of confidential information. This reciprocal duty that both parties assume helps establish trust on both sides while still protecting your organization. You can trust that the associates at Momentum will ensure the process is handled appropriately and that the terms are favorable for your organization.
Employment Separation Agreement
Employment separation can be a tricky process, especially if the employee has complex contract terms. When this occurs, an employment separation agreement helps ensure a smooth separation from the company that minimizes legal and financial risk. We negotiate on your behalf throughout this process, and our legal experts understand the complexities involved when an employee separates from a company before the expiration of an existing contract.
Contact us to learn more about the specificities of the hiring process including negotiations, contracts, and offers.