ABOUT THE SESSION:
This presentation will discuss various types of contracts employers may enter into with their employees, potential employees, and/or former employees, including, but not limited to arbitration agreements, non-compete agreements, and other employment-related agreements. The presentation will address the potential benefits and risks of using such contracts, elements of an enforceable agreement, and recent case law updates.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:
Christopher C. Koehler, Partner
Chris focuses on helping clients navigate disputes. On the front end, he provides clients with proactive solutions to limit litigation risk. When litigation does occur, he represents clients vigorously but efficiently, with a focus on the client’s business goals.
Chris’ trial and litigation work centers on the staffing, manufacturing and service industries, managing business disputes involving business torts, trade secrets, non-competition agreements, distribution agreements, and breach of contract and warranty claims. He also has extensive experience in the defense of product liability and toxic tort claims.
Chris’ litigation work has led to regular counseling of clients across a broad spectrum of industries on how to avoid disputes, including counseling on internal policies, management of risk, development of sales contracts, contract review and other best practices to minimize the likelihood of litigation and increase the odds of success when litigation occurs.
Andrew J. Cleves, Associate
Andrew’s practice focuses on employment law and labor relations. He advises and represents employers in a broad range of matters, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, misappropriation of trade secrets, and breaches of non-competition and other types of employment agreements. Andrew has appeared on behalf of management in state and federal courts and before arbitrators and various administrative agencies. Andrew also has represented employers in traditional labor matters, including at arbitrations and before the National Labor Relations Board and State Employment Relations Board.
When not involved in active litigation, Andrew counsels employers of all sizes on key issues, such as employee discipline, employee handbook and policy development, leave administration, wage and hour compliance, and various aspects of the collective bargaining process. Andrew also drafts employment agreements and state-specific policies.
FREE to OSSA Members
$25 for Non-Member Guests