A Sarasota County, Florida employment contract is an agreement where the employer and employee each intend to legally bind the other to certain conditions in the work relationship. Florida contracts are generally negotiable since both employer and employee benefit from an agreement that is tailored to their individual work setting. If conditions are met, the employment contract for a set amount of time will provide the employee with a guarantee of job security. It also gives employees some degree of control directly over employee productivity.
Common Terms in Florida Employment Contracts
Terms that are included in the majority of employment contracts in Florida include the job description, salary or compensation, length of employment (or if it at will) and grounds for termination or advancement. Contracts may also contain less commonly used clauses. First, arbitration clauses require parties to give up their rights to sue in court for any type of employment dispute.
Furthermore, 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. Also, confidentiality and non-compete clauses make all information obtained or work completed by an employee under contract subject to particular rules.
How Can a Sarasota County Lawyer Help?
A Sarasota County lawyer who specializes in the employment laws of Florida may assist you in understanding what is contained in an employment contract. You may also get advice from a lawyer about fairness in the contract terms, and they will negotiate certain clauses that will meet your needs in beginning or ending employment.