While the workers for most companies are at-will employees, high-level executives are often contract workers instead. The employment agreement that they sign is far from standard. The prospective executive and their attorney will instead spend significant time negotiating the terms of the contract. A well-written employment agreement can minimize the risk of costly litigation if a conflict over these issues arises.
When you have a business idea, it may be tempting to join forces with another individual who supports it. They may be a business associate, a friend, an investor, a family member or anyone else willing to commit financial, logistical or some other type of support to get a concept off the ground.
For many companies, their office space is one of the first impressions that they give to consumers or clients about who they are. Landlords of commercial properties understand this quite well. This is why rent payments tend to be one of the largest monthly expenses for any company.