Employment agreements make sense for the employer and the employee. They reduce the universe of assumptions parties make to a specific list of bargained-for terms, including compensation, grounds for termination and post-employment competition. Despite the common sense value of such agreements, they are often fraught with peril for the unsuspecting employer and employee. Parties to any agreement should be keenly aware of how these agreements should be drafted to avoid misunderstandings and maximize protection. The attorneys at Mathison Whittles, LLP have handled many employment agreement cases on behalf of both the employer and the employee and partner John Whittles has lectured on numerous occasions to business owners about litigation avoidance.