Miami Attorney Reviewing, Negotiating and Drafting Employment Agreements

Florida law firm represents clients in non-compete and severance claims

When businesses and their employees want to create new contracts or understand their rights under existing agreements, the Law Offices of Ena T. Diaz, P.A. can help. Attorney Diaz represents both employers and employees in the Miami area in all aspects of employment contract law. From initial discussions between parties to settling disputes, Ms. Diaz has the experience and knowledge to handle your case. As a Florida Supreme Court Certified Civil Mediator and an arbitrator, she is a skilled negotiator and a strong litigator.

An employment attorney who protects the rights of her clients

Attorney Ena T. Diaz represents clients in all phases of the contract process, including:

  • Ms. Diaz works to help her clients achieve an optimal result during the negotiation process.
  • Our firm ensures that your contract’s terms accurately and fully reflect the agreement reached by the parties.
  • The firm assists clients who are unsure of their rights or obligation under an existing agreement or a contract they have signed or are being asked to sign.
  • Dispute resolution. Diaz helps clients resolve their disputes by serving as a mediator or an arbitrator. When you work with our firm, you receive guidance from an attorney who focuses her practice on Florida employment law.

Understanding the essential elements of employment contracts

While there are many important clauses in each employment contract, most negotiations and disputes involve a select group of clauses. The most contentious parts of employment agreements include:

  • Compensation packages. Diaz helps parties negotiate compensation including bonuses, stock options and other perks for directors and officers.
  • Non-compete agreements. In order to protect their businesses, employers often ask potential workers to sign non-compete contracts. These clauses prevent the employee from competing directly against their own employer. They operate on the theory that an employer should not spend time and money training employees only to have them leave and give the benefits of those investments to a competing company. Our attorney works to ensure that the length of time and geographic range covered by these agreements is fair to both sides.
  • Length of contract. Termination of employment is generally considered in the agreement. Provisions may state a specific term of employment or list conditions that may lead to the end of the agreement.
  • Severance agreements. A common perk to attract professionals to join an organization is the promise of severance payments at the end of employment. We help employers draft these agreements. We also help employees negotiate their severance package before they begin working or upon their separation of employment.  Finally, the firm provides legal representation to seek enforcement of these agreements if they are breached.

Attorney Ena T. Diaz works with clients to achieve optimal results in negotiations and employment contract litigation.

Breach of contract in Florida employment agreements

When either party breaches an employment agreement by violating the restrictions of the contract or infringing on the rights of the other party, a dispute can arise. We work to help limit the damage caused by a breach and work with both employers and employees to settle or litigate their employment law contract claim.

Trust an experienced Florida employment attorney to represent you

Whether you or your company is involved in a contract negotiation or a contract dispute, or you want to know your rights based on an existing agreement, you should seek the assistance of an experienced attorney. At the Law Offices of Ena T. Diaz, P.A., we represent businesses and employees in the full range of contract issues. Call our Coral Gables office now at 305-377-8828 or contact us online for a free initial consultation.