There are numerous contracts that arise in the employment context. Such contracts include partnership agreements, shareholder agreements, employment agreements, non-compete agreements, non-solicitation agreements, confidentiality agreements, arbitration agreements, jury waiver agreements, severance agreements, and so on. Many of these contracts are presented to employees during the “on-boarding” process. Far too often such agreements are being signed without the employee even understanding them. Employees do this at their own peril.
Each type of contract and agreement is unique and requires an independent analysis. Some contracts are governed by specific statutes. For example, Florida Statute § 542.335 governs restrictive covenants such as non-compete agreements and non-solicitation agreements. Other contracts are governed by basic contract law principles. Employees should have such contracts reviewed by an employment attorney prior to executing them.
Employment contracts should not be executed without fully understanding their implications. If you have been presented with an employment contract, please contact the employment lawyers at LaBar & Adams, P.A. in Orlando at 407-835-8968 or fill-out the online form located on our website.