Keith Clouse, a Dallas employment law specialist, has drafted many employment agreements for executive-level employees. He has reviewed and revised even more. One contractual provision that some executive clients may overlook is the term of employment.
This contractual provision may provide that the executive is to be employed indefinitely, meaning that either party can terminate the agreement at any time and that the agreement continues until it is terminated by a party’s affirmative action.
Alternatively, the employment agreement may provide that the executive is to be employed for a fixed term, such as two years. A fixed term provision may also include an “evergreen” clause. An evergreen clause automatically extends the employment contract for another term unless one party notifies the other of its intent to let the agreement expire at the end of the then current term. For example, an employment agreement that is set to expire on December 31, 2012 may provide that the term will be automatically extended for another year unless one party notifies the other by November 1, 2012 that it intends to let the agreement expire at the end of 2012.
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KEITH A. CLOUSE
Clouse Dunn LLP
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