A Miami Dade County, Florida employment contract is an agreement where the employer and employee each intend to legally bind the other to specificed 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
Florida employment contracts typically include many terms such as a description of the job, employment duration (generally at-will employment), compensation/benefits, and grounds for terminating. Please note, however, that contracts can contain other less common clauses. First, for instance, an arbitration clause may require the parties to forgo the right to sue in the event of an employment dispute.
Additionally, a severance clause or "termination clause" outlines the process for ending the employment. Courts have held employers liable for wrongful termination when violating such clauses. Thirdly, work that is completed by an employee, or information obtained by them are covered in clauses known as confidentiality clauses and non-compete clauses.
How Can a Miami Dade County Lawyer Help?
A Miami Dade County lawyer who specializes in the employment laws of Florida can assist you in understanding what is contained in an employment contract. You can also obtain counsel from an attorney as to what is fair in a contract. They can also negotiate terms for you with regards to concerns with entering or terminating employment.