Employment Contracts, Non-Compete and Severance Agreements
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 Miami and throughout the state of Florida in all aspects of employment contract law. From initial contract negotiations between parties to settling contract disputes, Ms. Diaz has the experience and knowledge to review, negotiate or draft employment agreements, which include: contracts of employment, non-compete, and severance agreements. 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 optimal results during the negotiation process.
- She ensures that your contract's terms accurately and fully reflect the agreement reached by the parties.
- Attorney Diaz 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.
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 - Ms. Diaz helps parties negotiate compensation including bonuses, stock options and other incentives 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 competitor. Ms. Diaz works to ensure that the length of time and geographic range covered by these agreements is fair to both sides and complies with Florida law.
- Length of contract - Termination of employment is typically addressed in the agreement. An employment contract states a specific term of employment or maintaining your at will status and provides the conditions that may lead to the termination of the agreement.
- Severance - A common perk to attract professionals to join an organization is the promise of severance payments at the end of employment. The firm helps employers draft these agreements. The firm also helps employees negotiate their severance package before they begin work 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 terms of the contract or infringing on the rights of the other party, a dispute may arise. The firm works with clients (employers and employees) to help limit the damages caused by a breach, reach a resolution or litigate their employment law contract claim.
Trust an experienced Florida employment attorney to represent you
A business or employee that wants to know their rights under an existing agreement wishes to negotiate a contract or defend their interests in a contract dispute, should seek the assistance of an experienced attorney for legal advice and recommendations consistent with Florida law. The Law Offices of Ena T. Diaz, P.A. represents employers and employees in all aspects of contract matters. Call the Coral Gables office at 305.377.8828 or contact us online for a consultation.