A Vero Beach, 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 period 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
Job descriptions, wage levels, length of time of employment (or more likely, at will employment), and grounds for promotion or termination are normally included in the majority of Florida employment contracts. Some clauses are less common but still worthy of being noted. First, the contract may contain an arbitration clause which requires that parties forgo going to court over an employment dispute.
Additionally, termination or severance clauses detail the procedure for ending employment. Courts have held that when an employer violates these in firing an employee, the employee may sue for wrongful termination. Furthermore, 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 Vero Beach Lawyer Help?
A Vero Beach lawyer who specializes in the employment laws of Florida can assist you in understanding what is contained in an employment contract. 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.