Experienced Employment Contract Lawyer Representing Employees in Florida
Employment contracts are an important tool in guaranteeing a safe and fair workplace. For employees, having a well-crafted contract is essential to protect their rights and interests. When it comes to navigating the complexities of employment law and crafting legal contracts, you need experienced representation to ensure your best interests are met.
At Yormak Employment & Disability Law, our Florida employment contract lawyer Benjamin Yormak is one of the few board-certified employment law experts in Florida. With his expertise, we can help you understand your rights and responsibilities outlined in an employment contract, as well as provide guidance and advice on modifications to ensure that your interests are being adequately represented.
To learn more about how we can help you protect your rights, contact us today for a confidential consultation.
Forms of Contracts
Employment contracts can come in many different forms, including written, verbal, and implied contracts.
Written contracts are the most common form of employment agreement. This legally binding document will generally outline the terms of an employee’s role such as hours worked, wages paid, and other details about their position.
Verbal agreements are less common but still legally enforceable when both parties agree to the terms. In most cases, a verbal contract is followed up with a written one so that all parties expectations are clear and documented.
Implied contracts are those that are not written or verbalized but instead implied by the employee’s and/or employer’s actions or behaviors. They may include things such as regular payment for work performed, the employer’s ability to control job duties and tasks, or even an expectation of continued employment.
Types of Employment Contracts
When it comes to employment contracts, there are a variety of different types that can be used to protect both employers and employees. In order to ensure your rights and interests are represented, it is important to understand the different types of contracts that may apply depending on the type of job or industry you work in. Here we outline some of the most common types of employment contracts.
Full-time or Part-time Employment Contracts
A full-time or part-time employment contract is an agreement between an employer and employee that outlines the terms of the employment relationship, such as hours worked, wages paid, benefits offered, termination guidelines, and other pertinent details.
Temporary Employment Contract
A temporary employment contract is a legally binding agreement between an employer and employee that outlines the terms of short-term employment for a specific period of time, such as hours worked, wages paid, benefits offered, termination guidelines, and other pertinent details.
A freelance contract is a legally binding agreement between an employer and a freelancer that outlines the terms of their working relationship. This type of contract typically includes information about the scope of work to be performed, payment terms, and other pertinent details.
A non-compete agreement is a legally binding agreement between an employer and employee that prohibits the employee from working for a competitor or starting their own business in the same field as the company they are employed by.
A non-disclosure agreement is a legally binding agreement between an employer and employee that prohibits the employee from disclosing confidential information related to the company, including proprietary processes, trade secrets, customer lists, etc.
A non-solicitation agreement is a legally binding agreement between an employer and employee that prohibits the employee from soliciting customers or employees of the company for their own business.
A severance agreement is a legally binding agreement between an employer and an employee that outlines certain benefits or payments that the employee will receive upon the termination of their employment.
Intellectual Property Agreement
An intellectual property agreement is a legally binding agreement between an employer and employee that outlines the ownership rights to any original works created by the employee for their employer, such as software programs, inventions, designs, or other creative works.
When negotiating an employment contract, it is important to ensure that all of your rights and interests are represented in the agreement. A skilled attorney can help you review the proposed agreement and ensure that all of your rights are protected. An experienced lawyer will be able to advise you on the best course of action, as well as negotiate with the employer if needed in order to reach a mutually beneficial agreement.
Remedies for Breach of Employment Contracts
If an employer breaches their employment contract, the employee may have various remedies available to them. These may include:
- Negotiating a new agreement with the employer.
- Seeking damages from the employer for any losses that were suffered as a result of the breach of contract.
- Terminating the contract and taking legal action against the employer.
- Seeking an injunction that would prevent the employer from continuing to breach their contract.
- Requesting a court order requiring the employer to follow through with their contractual obligations.
- Requesting specific performance, wherein the court orders the employer to perform as specified in the contract.
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I consider when signing a Flordia employment contract?
When signing an employment contract in Florida, it is important to consider all of the rights and obligations that are outlined in the agreement. You should also ensure that the agreement is fair and just for both parties. Additionally, if any clauses are unclear or ambiguous, you should seek legal counsel from an experienced Florida employment law attorney who can help you understand your rights and obligations under the contract.
Is it possible to terminate an employment contract in Florida?
Yes, it is possible to terminate an employment contract in Florida. Depending on the type of agreement that has been negotiated between the employer and employee, there may be different ways to terminate the contract. Generally speaking, the agreement itself will outline any specific conditions or requirements that need to be met before either party can terminate the contract. Additionally, depending on the terms of the contract, either party may be able to terminate the agreement with or without cause. If you are considering terminating your employment contract in Florida, it is important to speak with an experienced employment law attorney who can help you understand and protect your legal rights.
Is it possible for an employer to change the terms of an existing employment contract in Florida?
Yes, it is possible for an employer to change the terms of an existing employment contract in Florida. However, any changes must be made in accordance with the law and should not significantly alter any of the essential rights or obligations that have already been established under the agreement. Depending on the type of agreement that has been negotiated between the employer and employee, any changes may require the consent of both parties. Additionally, the existing contract may include provisions that govern how and when changes can be made.
How can I protect myself from being taken advantage of in an employment contract?
It is important to be aware of the rights and obligations outlined in any employment contract that you enter into. A skilled employment law attorney can help you review the proposed agreement and ensure that all of your interests are protected.
Get Help from a Florida Employment Contract Lawyer
If you’re considering signing an employment contract or you believe your employer has breached your existing contract, contact Yormak Employment & Disability Law for a confidential consultation. Our team is here to help protect your rights and ensure that you are treated fairly in the workplace. Benjamin Yormak is one of the few board-certified employment law experts in Florida and can provide you with the legal representation that you need. Don’t wait – contact us today for more information.