Employment Contract - Sales

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									This is an agreement between an employer and an employee outlining the terms and
conditions of employment, such as compensation and benefits. The agreement also
contains several covenants, including a non-disclosure and confidentiality provision that
prohibits the employee from disclosing the company’s confidential information and two
non-solicitation provisions that prohibit the employee from soliciting the company’s
customers and/or other employees for a specified period of time after termination. The
agreement also contains an arbitration provision and an attorneys’ fee clause. This
employment agreement should be retained by the human resources department and
kept in the employee’s personnel file.
entered into as of__________ ____, ______ by and between ____________________
(“Employer”) and ___________________ (“Employee”).


WHEREAS, Employer wishes to hire Employee on the terms and conditions of this Agreement;

WHEREAS, Employee wishes to work for Employer as provided on the terms and conditions of
this Agreement;

NOW THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual promises, covenants, warranties, and other
good and valuable consideration as set forth herein, Employer and Employee hereby agree as



     A.    Name of Position. Employee shall be employed in the capacity of a Salesperson.

     B.    Essential Job Functions and Duties. The essential job functions or duties of this
           position are as follows:

     C.    Additional Responsibilities: Employee shall also perform such other duties in the
           ordinary course of business as performed by other persons in similar such positions, as
           well as such other reasonable duties as may be assigned from time to time by

     D.    Duty of Loyalty and Best Efforts: Employee shall devote Employee's best efforts and
           substantially all of Employee's working time to performing the duties on behalf of
           Employer. Employee shall provide services during the hours that are scheduled by
           Employer. Employee shall be prompt in reporting to work at the assigned time.

     E.    Place and Hours of Employment: Employee agrees that his/her duties shall be rendered
           at Employer’s business premises or at such other places as Employer may require. Full
           time service from Employee is expected, which requires a minimum of (__) hours per


     A.    Base      Compensation:       Employee       shall    receive    a     salary      of
           ____________________________________ per [HOUR/WEEK/MONTH] payable
           in equal installments in accordance with the ordinary and customary payroll practices

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           of Employer. Employer shall deduct or withhold from compensation any and all sums
           required for federal income and social security taxes, as well as all state or local taxes.

     B.    Commission: As additional compensation for services to be rendered under this
           Agreement, Employee shall be entitled to commission income on the following basis:

     C.    Expense Reimbursement: Employee shall be entitled to reimbursement of all
           reasonable expenses authorized and reasonably incurred in the performance of his/her
           duties under this Agreement, subject to reasonable expense reimbursement policies as
           may be instituted from time to time by Employer. To receive reimbursement,
           Employee shall timely provide Employer with an itemized account of all expenditures
           and receipts.

     D.    Salary Adjustments: Employer may, at times, adjust salaries depending on Employee’s
           performance, overall performance of Employer, and other competitive factors.


     A.    Insurance: To the extent offered and maintained by Employer, Employee shall be
           entitled to participate in Employer’s medical and dental plans, life and disability
           insurance plans, and retirement plans, pursuant to their terms and conditions.
           Employee shall be entitled to participate in any other benefit plan offered by Employer
           to its employees during the term of this Agreement, other than stock option or stock
           incentive plans. Nothing in this Agreement shall be construed as requiring Employer or
           any affiliate of Employer to offer or maintain any particular employee benefit plan or
           program or preclude Employer from terminating same from time to time.

     B.    Vacation: Employee shall be entitled to    weeks of vacation for each year of full
           employment, exclusive of legal holidays, as long as the scheduling of Employee's
           vacation does not interfere with Employer’s normal business operations.


           Employee’s employment with Employer is “at will”. “At will” is defined as allowing
           either Employee or Employer to terminate their employment agreement at any time, for
           any reason permitted by law, with or without cause, and with or without notice.


     A.    Non-Disclosure Proprietary or Confidential Information: Employee agrees not to use,
           disclose, or communicate proprietary or confidential information about Employer, its
           operations, customers, or any other proprietary or confidential information, that relates
           to Employer’s business. Employee understands that any breach of this provision, or of
           any other confidentiality or non-disclosure agreement, is a material breach of this

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      B.   Non-Solicitation of Employer’s Customers: Employee agrees that for a period of
           _________________months following termination of employment, for any reason
           whatsoever, Employee will not solicit customers or clients of Employer.

      C.   Non-solicitation Covenant: Employee agrees not to recruit any of Employer’s
           employees for the purpose of any outside business either during or for a period of
           _____________________ months after Employee’s term of employment with
           Employer has terminated.


           Employee hereby agrees to indemnify, defend, save, and hold harmless Employer, its
           shareholders, officers, directions, and other agents from and against all claims,
           liabilities, causes of action, damages, judgments, attorneys’ fees, court costs, and
           expenses arising out of or relating to Employee’s performance of job functions or duties
           under this Agreement, Employee’s failure to perform job functions or duties as
           required, or Employee’s engagement in any activity outside the scope of this
           Agreement, before, during or after the termination of this Agreement. Employee
           understands that this obligation of indemnification survives the expiration or
           termination of this Agreement.


           In the event a claim or dispute arises between the parties to this Agreement, arising out
           of or relating to this Agreement, or breach thereof, the parties agree to participate in
           mediation prior to filing a formal complaint in a court of law. The parties agree to
           share equally in the costs of mediation.


           Employee agrees and stipulates that any remedies he or she may have for the breach of
           this Agreement or any employment related obligation, shall be limited to the equivalent
           of six (6) month’s of Employee’s salary. This limitation is inclusive of any claims for
           special damages, general damages, and compensatory damages, loss of income,
           emotional damages, or punitive damages.


           Employee and Employer agree that should any action be instituted by either party
           against the other regarding the enforcement of the terms of this Agreement, the
           prevailing party shall be entitled to all of its expenses related to such litigation
           including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys' fees and costs, both before and after


      A.   Notices. All notices shall be sent to the following address:

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    For Employer:           _____________________



    For Employee:           _____________________



    B.     Entire Agreement: This Agreement constitutes the entire Agreement, and supersedes
           any prior understanding or representation of any kind preceding the date of this
           Agreement. There are no other promises, conditions, understandings or other
           Agreements, whether oral or written, relating to the subject matter of this Agreement.

    C.     Severability of Agreement: To the extent that any provision hereof is deemed
           unenforceable, all remaining provisions of this Agreement shall not be affected thereby
           and shall remain in full force and effect.

    D.     Waiver of Breach: The waiver by Employer of a breach of any provision of this
           Agreement by Employee shall not operate as a waiver of any subsequent breach by
           Employee. No waiver shall be valid unless placed in writing and signed by an Officer
           of Employer.

    E.     Choice of Law, Jurisdiction, and Venue: This Agreement shall be construed in
           accordance with, and governed in all respects by, the laws of the State of
           ______________, without regard to conflicts of law principles. The parties further
           agree and consent that venue of any action hereunder shall be exclusively in the County
           of ___________, in the State of _______.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, Employer and Employee have executed this Agreement as of the
date first above written.

EMPLOYER                                                         EMPLOYEE

___________________________                                      __________________________

[NAME]                                                           [NAME]

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