A Leon County, 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. Most Florida employment contracts can be negotiable since both parties benefit from a suitable agreement that is unique to their circumstances. Employment contracts specifying a term 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
Florida employment contracts normally include many terms such as a description of the job, employment duration (generally at-will employment), compensation/benefits, and grounds for terminating. However, 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.
Second, 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 Additionally, clauses covering confidentiality and non-compete clauses subject all information completed or obtained by employees to specific rules.
How Can a Leon County Lawyer Help?
Leon County lawyers who specialize employment laws for the state of Florida can help you out in understanding the contents of any given employment contract. A lawyer can also lend counsel about what is fair to you in the contract, and can negotiate particular terms that will address your specific concerns as you enter or leave employment.