Employment Agreements play a vital role in the employment relationship for both employers and employees. While not critical for all job categories, employers should consider implementing Employment Agreements for executives, employees involved in sales, IT employees and others with access to confidential information. A well-crafted Employment (or Executive) Agreement defines the duties and responsibilities of the employee, provides for compensation and benefits, the term of employment, grounds for termination, whether severance pay will be provided in certain circumstances and can include restrictions on the employee's post-employment activities that serve to protect the employer, including non-compete and non-solicitation prohibitions. As an employee, if you are asked to sign an Employment Agreement, you would be well advised to obtain a professional review of the agreement before signing the document, which provides you with an opportunity to negotiate more favorable terms and obtain a complete understanding of your rights and obligations during and after the conclusion of the employment relationship. 

During his legal career, Marc has drafted, negotiated and reviewed innumerable employment agreements on behalf of employers, executives and other high-level employees, including executives of publicly traded companies.  Marc has also litigated and arbitrated a significant number of cases involving employment agreements.


Representation Of Employers And Employees

The Law Office of Marc J. Smith, LLC is a boutique employment law practice based in downtown Rockville, Maryland near the Montgomery County Circuit and District Courts. The Firm’s practice focuses exclusively in the employment law arena and provides counseling, litigation and a wide range of other employment-related services to employers and employees throughout the State of Maryland, Washington D.C. and other jurisdictions. The Firm also represents individuals who have failed to register with the Selective Service System and who are trying to apply for or maintain federal employment.