Employers are always looking for new ways to be more cost effective and efficient. One area in which companies often try to save money is in the drafting of legal documents. They don’t want to pay fees for standard documents like employment agreements, employee handbooks, or non-compete agreements. They try to keep it simple and avoid what they perceive as legal mumbo-jumbo. However, drafting legal documents is not nearly as easy as it looks. Good legal drafting requires understanding the business issues, strong writing skills and a thorough knowledge of Maryland employment law. You can endanger your company with sloppy contract language.