Sample Business Contracts

Employment Agreement - BackWeb Technologies and Erez Lorber

Employment Forms

  • Employment Agreement. Employers can customize an employment agreement that states the salary, benefits, working hours and other important provisions for their new or existing employee.
  • Consulting Agreement. Answer simple questions to build a contract with a consultant. Specify the services rendered, when payment is due, as well as IP rights.
  • Commission Agreement. Employers who compensate their sales employees based on commissions can prepare an agreement to reduce misunderstandings by specifying the base salary and how commissions are calculated.
  • Executive Employment Agreement. Companies may offer their business executives a contract that is different from the one provided to their regular employees. Executive employment agreements may be more complex because the compensation structure may include a combination of salary and commissions, provide for bonuses based on sales, stock or other financial targets, and include non-compete, confidentiality and severance provisions.
  • Sales Representative Contract. Independent sales representatives offer companies the potential to increase the sale of products or services without the burden of increasing headcount. Both parties should understand how commissions are calculated, when commissions will be paid, as well as how the representative will treat confidential information from the company and whether the representative may also sell a competing line of products or services.
  • More Employment Agreements

Sponsored Links

                                 [BackWeb logo]

December 19, 2003


Mr. Erez Lorber
c/o BackWeb Technologies
2077 Gateway Place
Suite 500
San Jose, CA 95110

Dear Erez:

      As discussed and agreed previously with you, as a result of your promotion
your title and responsibilities have changed. BackWeb would like to congratulate
you and wish you the best of success. The purpose of this letter is to outline
and confirm our discussions regarding the compensation package associated with
your new position.

      BackWeb Technologies, Ltd. ("BackWeb" or the "Company") is pleased to
offer you the position of Chief Executive Officer ("CEO"), reporting to the
Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2004.

      Upon assuming the CEO position on January 1, your gross annual base salary
will be $230,000. In addition to the base salary, as CEO, you will be eligible
to receive incentive compensation as outlined on Attachment A to this letter.
Your total annual targeted incentive compensation is $137,000 (less all required
withholding taxes) provided that you attain 100% of your plan. Details on how
this incentive compensation is earned and paid are attached to this letter as
Attachment A.

      In addition to your salary, as part of your compensation as CEO the
Company's Board of Directors has approved a grant of 400,000 options to purchase
Ordinary Shares of BackWeb Technologies, Ltd. in accordance with the Company's
1998 US Stock Option Plan. This new option grant was approved at the Board
meeting on October 20, 2003. The effective date of the grant is October 24, 2004
[sic], and the price is $1.15 per share. Your options will vest as follows: 25%
on December 31, 2004, and month thereafter for a period of 3 years until fully

      Once you have assumed your new CEO role, and in the event the Company is
Acquired by merger, consolidation, or an asset sale and a comparable position is
not available to you in the new company (as determined at the date of the
closing of the transaction) the vesting of your options that were granted on
October 24, as well as any other unvested options you have received prior
thereto or thereafter, will automatically
accelerate so that they will be 100% vested as of the date of the closing of
such transaction.

      After you assume the CEO position, if the Company terminates your
employment for a reason other than Cause, you will be entitled to six (6)
months' base pay as a severance package. Such severance package does not include
any incentive compensation not yet earned, nor any other benefits not yet earned
at the time of termination.

      For purposes of this letter "Acquired" or "Acquisition" shall mean (i) a
merger or consolidation of BackWeb with or into another company whereby the
shareholders of BackWeb prior to such transaction own, directly or indirectly,
less than a majority of the surviving corporation, (ii) the sale of all or
substantially all of BackWeb's assets, or (iii) the sale, in one transaction or
a series of related transactions, of a majority of the voting power of BackWeb.

      Also for purposes of this letter, "Cause" shall mean: (i) a material
failure or refusal by you to diligently perform your duties to BackWeb;
provided, however, that if reasonably possible, BackWeb will provide you with 30
days advance notice to remedy the situation; (ii) intentional or grossly
negligent conduct by you that is materially detrimental to, or materially
discredits, the reputation, character or standing of BackWeb, including, without
limitation, the commission of a crime of moral turpitude; (iii) conduct by you
that is intended to do injury to BackWeb; or (iv) disability that prevents you
from performing your duties for more than 90 days in any 360 day period.

      Currently, all BackWeb Board positions are occupied or require an outside,
non-employee Director. Therefore, you will not become a member of the board
until such time that the BackWeb Board of Directors makes such a nomination and
you are approved at the next general meeting of shareholders following such
nomination. As you know, any Board nominations are subject to the review and
approval of the Board, or a nominating committee thereof, and you will need to
stand for election by the shareholders at that time.

      Notwithstanding any other provision of this letter, you understand that
your employment with the Company remains "at will." This means that your
employment relationship with the Company may be terminated at any time with or
without notice, with or without good cause or for any or no cause, at either
party's option. You understand and agree that neither your job performance nor
promotions, commendations, bonuses or the like from the Company give rise to or
in any way serve as the basis for modification, amendment, or extension, by
implication or otherwise, of your employment with the Company.

      This letter, the documents incorporated herein by reference, and the
Employment, Confidential Information and Inventions Assignment Agreement
previously signed by you represent the entire agreement and understanding
between you and the Company concerning your employment relationship with the
Company, and supersede in their entirety any and all prior agreements and
understandings concerning your employment relationship with the Company, whether
written or oral. The terms of this letter may only be amended, canceled or
discharged in writing by the Company.

      Please acknowledge your acceptance of this new position and compensation
package by signing a copy of this letter where indicated and returning it to me
by December 30th.

      Once again, we truly appreciate your contribution to and support of
BackWeb and look forward to working with you as we move into this next phase of
our business.



Eli Barkat
Attachment A - Incentive Compensation Outline


/s/ EREZ LORBER                         12/26/03
------------------------------          ------------------------------
Erez Lorber                             Date

Your incentive compensation target for calendar year 2004 is $137,000.

One hundred percent (100%) of your potential incentive compensation, or $137,000
at 100% of target, will be paid within ninety (90) days of the Company's
calendar year end and will be paid based upon the Company's achievement of
financial and other goals to be set by the Company's Board of Directors.

You are eligible to receive incentive compensation only if you are a BackWeb
employee at the conclusion of the annual period used as the basis for

Please note that the structure of your incentive compensation can change from
time to time based upon Company needs and plans as determined by the Company's
Board of Directors in its sole discretion.