Continuing Legal Education

TELESEMINAR: Employment Agreements, Part 1 – A National Perspective

March 4, 2014
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
1.00 MCLE hours


Careful drafting of the most important provisions of an employment agreement – scope of duties and changes over time, performance benchmarks and incentive compensation, rights on separation – can lay the foundation for a mutually beneficial relationship and company success.  But an agreement that does not address employer and employee expectations, anticipate almost certain changes over time, or address points of potential conflict can be a seedbed of litigation and liability for the employer. This program will provide a practical guide to drafting the most highly negotiated components of employment agreements, drafting in flexibility for changes over time, anticipating points of potential conflict and limiting employer liability. Part 1 of 2.


  • Most important components of successful employment agreements
  • Scope of duties and performance benchmarks
  • Drafting flexibility for changes to terms over time
  • Compensation, retirement benefits, and other fringe benefits
  • Non-competition provisions, confidential information of employer, conflicts of interest


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Program Speaker:
Raymond W. Bertrand
, Paul Hastings LLP, California



Raymond W. Bertrand is a partner in the San Diego office of Paul Hastings LLP, where he represents employers in a wide range of employment matters.  His litigation practice includes wage and hour, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, leaves of absence, contract disputes, wrongful discharge, whistleblower, trade secrets and other types of employment-related matters. In the wage and hour context, he also represents clients before the U.S. Department of Labor and state regulators. He also authors the wage and hour section of Matthew Bender’s “California Labor & Employment Bulletin” and has authored various articles on wage and hour matters.  Mr. Bertrand received his B.A. from State University of New York Binghamton and his J.D. from Albany Law School.