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Honolulu Attorney Assists in Reviewing, Negotiating and Drafting Employment Agreements

Legal support for employees and businesses throughout Hawaii

Thater Law Group, P.C. represents executive-level employees and company management in employment contract negotiations. Executive compensation packages can be quite complex, and mistakes made at the outset of an agreement can haunt the executive and the company throughout their relationship. Having represented both sides in this crucial process, attorney M. Lani Esteban-Trinidad has the knowledge and experience to find creative solutions to impasses and reach mutually advantageous agreements.

Our comprehensive approach to executive compensation packages

Attracting and retaining executive talent is a key element in any company’s success. We have vast experience reviewing, negotiating and drafting all aspects of executive employment contracts, including:

  • Base salary
  • Benefits
  • Deferred compensation
  • Perquisites
  • Short-term bonuses and long-term incentives
  • Supplemental Executive Retirement Plans (SERPs)
  • Stock options
  • Severance

Whether our employment law team represents an executive or a business, we are determined to advance your goals for the final agreement.

Employment lawyers in Honolulu, HI litigate noncompete and nonsolicitation covenants

In 2015, Hawaii did away with noncompete and nonsolicitation agreements for workers in the technology sector. However, these clauses are still lawful for employees in other industries. Disputes arise over covenants not to compete or solicit when a former employee alleges the noncompete agreement is unreasonable in its geographic limitations or time restrictions, amounting to a restraint of trade. Employers concerned about losing a competitive advantage due to a former employee’s possession of proprietary information may allege a breach of contract or even theft of trade secrets. Thater Law Group represents clients in actions for injunctive relief and monetary damages for alleged violations of these covenants.

Capable representation in breach of employment contract cases

An executive’s breach of employment contract may present grounds for discipline or termination. However, there may be a question as to whether a breach occurred, and if so, what the most appropriate response for the company should be. Is the relationship worth salvaging, or would both sides be better parting ways? When separation from the company is on the table, both sides must negotiate terms or litigate the issue in court.

On the other hand, an executive may allege the company has breached the contract in failing to pay full compensation, including bonuses and promised perks, or a separated employee may not get everything promised in the severance package. These actions may raise questions that require negotiation or litigation.

Contact a capable Hawaii employment lawyer for executive contracts

Thater Law Group, P.C. represents businesses and executive-level employees in negotiations and in cases alleging breach of employment contract. For determined representation and creative legal solutions, call us at 855-210-1701 or contact us online. Our office is located in Honolulu, and we represent clients throughout Hawaii.


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