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Employment Counseling

F&E LLP represents employers of all sizes with respect to employment counseling.  Our diverse portfolio of clients reflects major industries such as government contractors, professional services firms, healthcare, high tech, biotechnology, manufacturing, retail, aerospace and transportation, among many others.

Our attorneys provide day-to-day counseling to employers on a variety of employment matters, such as worker classification, disability accommodations, sexual harassment, stock options and other incentive compensation, leave of absence, employee hiring and discipline and termination.  As part of the firm’s counseling function, our attorneys routinely draft critical employment agreements, including executive compensation agreements, company policies, independent contractor agreements, separation agreements, equity compensation and employee arbitration agreements.  In addition, we advise clients on preventative action and management issues pertaining to disability and access accommodation, drug and alcohol testing, background checks and reductions in workforce, among other items.

Furthermore, our attorneys advise clients on all phases of the employment relationship—from recruitment to termination.  We offer "new hire" packets for clients which assist them in the employee hiring function and include customized offer letters, arbitration agreements, confidentiality agreements and other documents critical to the hiring process.  We routinely draft independent contractor agreements, executive employment agreements, consulting services agreements, incentive and non-qualifying stock option agreements, confidentiality/non-disclosure agreements, employee privacy statements, mandatory arbitration agreements, non-solicitation agreements and all other types of employment related agreements.


Our approach to employment matters keeps in mind that employers need practical solutions to employment issues.


  • Create new hire packets for government contractor clients.​

  • Draft mandatory arbitration agreement for use by clients across multiple industries.

  • Negotiate and draft employment agreements and independent contractor agreements for various clients across multiple industries.

  • Review and revise employee handbooks.

  • Provide advice and counsel regarding disciplinary actions for high-tech client.

  • Draft severance and release agreements for clients across multiple industries.

  • Draft non-disclosure agreements and proprietary information and inventions agreement.

  • Structure, draft and implement stock appreciation rights plans for various preferred status government contractors.

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