Senior Associate Brent D. Hockaday authored the Dallas Business Journal article titled “3 employment forms that protect your business.” In the piece, Hockaday discusses the importance for businesses of having updated employee handbooks and enforceable non-disclosure and arbitration agreements. He details how these documents can protect against some of the legal and financial ramifications of lawsuits and the loss of critical data and relationships. Hockaday offers guidance on crafting an effective employee handbook, the importance of a thoughtfully drafted non-disclosure agreement and how an arbitration agreement can be the difference between an employer facing a lawsuit with one plaintiff or thousands.
The piece concludes by stressing that the new-hire phase is the best opportunity to implement these forms. Hockaday adds, “[W]hile employers cannot shield themselves from all risks, these proactive and preventive measures can be pillars to success.”
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