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About the Teleseminar   

This program will provide you with a practical guide to structuring and drafting an effective employment agreement, their major provisions, interrelationships, and traps. The program will cover an employee’s scope of duties, how these may be modified over time, and the relationship of scope to salary, benefits, and incentive compensation. It will also cover establishing objective and measurable performance standards and how these are tied to compensation, potential release of the employee, and related liability issues.  Protecting an employer’s trade secrets and other confidential information should the employee depart will also be discussed.  This program will provide you with a practical guide to structuring and framing an effective and enforceable employment agreement for key employees.

Day 1 – February 11, 2019:

  • Framework of essential provisions of employment agreements – and traps to be avoided
  • Defining the scope of an employee’s duties and building in flexibility to accommodate changes to scope
  • Drafting objective and measurable performance benchmarks and tying to incentive compensation
  • Compensation, retirement benefits, and other fringe benefits
  • Protecting employer confidential information and trade secrets – non-competition and non-disclosure mechanism

About the Speaker

Jerrold F. Goldberg is a partner in the New York City office of Greenburg Traurig, LLP, where he has more than 35 years’ experience practicing in virtually all aspects of labor and employment.  His expertise includes employee leave under federal and state law, traditional labor/union-management issues, employment discrimination, executive employment, severance agreements and wage and hour laws.  He represents clients before the EEOC, the FRLB, and federal and state courts.  Mr. Goldberg received his B.S. from Cornell University and his J.D. from New York University School of Law.

Eric B. Sigda is a partner in the New York City office of Greenberg Traurig, LLP.  He has a wide-ranging experience reviewing, negotiating and preparing employment agreements. He also represents management in litigating federal and state employment matters and counsels employers of all sizes on labor and employment matters such as family and medical leave, disability questions, employee handbooks, employee discharge and discipline, diversity and harassment training and contingent workforce issues.  Mr. Sigda received his B.A. from Binghamton University and his J.D. from New York University School of Law.

Mandatory MCLE Credit Hours
This seminar qualifies for 1.0 MCLE Credit Hour, including up to 1.0 Employment & Labor Law Specialty Credit Hour

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