Sample Business Contracts

Employment Agreement - Zale Corp. and Beryl B. Raff

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


         THIS AMENDMENT, dated as of September 7, 1999, is by and between Zale
Corporation, a Delaware corporation ("Company"), and Beryl B. Raff

         WHEREAS, Executive and Company entered into that certain Employment
Agreement dated August 1, 1998 which sets forth the terms and conditions for
Executive's continued employment with the Company (the "Agreement"); and

         WHEREAS, the Board of Directors of the Company has determined that it
is in the best interest of the Company to amend certain provisions of the
Agreement in order to retain and motivate Executive; and

         WHEREAS, Executive and Company now desire to amend such provisions of
the Agreement;

         NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the foregoing and of the mutual
covenants set forth herein, and other good and valuable consideration, the
receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged the parties hereby
agree as follows:

         1. Section 1 of the Agreement is hereby amended and restated in its
entirety to read as follows:

<PAGE>   2

                  "1. Employment. Executive agrees to enter into the continued
         employment of the Company, and the Company agrees to employ Executive,
         on the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement. Executive
         agrees during the term (as hereinafter defined) to devote substantially
         all of her business time, efforts, skills and abilities to the
         performance of her duties as stated in this Agreement and to the
         furtherance of the Company's business. Executive's job title will be
         President and Chief Executive Officer and her duties will be those as
         are designated by the Board of Directors of the Company ("Board"),
         consistent with this position. Executive further agrees to serve
         without additional compensation as an Officer or Director, or both, of
         any subsidiary, division or affiliate of the Company or any other
         entity in which the Company holds an equity interest, provided,
         however, that (a) the Company shall indemnify Executive from
         liabilities in connection with serving in any such position to the same
         extent as her indemnification rights pursuant to the Company's
         Certificate of Incorporation, Bylaws and applicable Delaware law, and
         (b) such other position shall not materially detract from the
         responsibilities of Executive pursuant to this Section 1 or her ability
         to perform such responsibilities."

         2. Section 2(b) of the Agreement is hereby amended as follows:

         The second sentence of Section 2(b) Incentive Bonus shall be changed to
read as follows:

<PAGE>   3

                  "Executive is eligible to receive 100% of her base salary in
         accordance with the terms and conditions of the Executive Bonus

         IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have executed this Amendment to the
Agreement as of the date first above written.

                                        By: /s/ BERYL B. RAFF
                                            Beryl B. Raff

                                        ZALE CORPORATION

                                        By: /s/ ROBERT J. DINICOLA
                                            Robert J. DiNicola
                                            Chairman of the Board of Directors