A Fort Walton Beach, Florida employment contract is an agreement where the employer and employee each intend to legally bind the other to particular conditions in the work relationship. Many Florida employment contracts can be negotiable since both parties benefit from a suitable agreement that is unique to their circumstances. Employment contracts specifying a period of employment provide employees with some measure of job security if conditions are satisfied. They further permit the employer to directly control employee productivity to some degree.
Common Terms in Florida Employment Contracts
The majority of employment contracts in the state of Florida include the following: salary or wages, job descriptions, length of employment (if any - most are at will), and termination/advancement grounds. Nonetheless, there are also other, less common, clauses that are worthy of notice. First, an arbitration clause requires parties to forego their rights to access the courts for any employment dispute.
Also, details for ending employment may be outlined in a severance or termination clause. Violations of a termination clause can cause the employer to be held liable for wrongful termination Moreover, clauses covering confidentiality and non-compete clauses subject all information completed or obtained by employees to specific rules.
How Can a Fort Walton Beach Lawyer Help?
An Fort Walton Beach attorney specializing in Florida employment law may help you to understand what a given employment contract contains. Also, a lawyer will advise you about what you think is fair in the employment contract, and they can negotiate the specifics when you enter or leave employment.