Employment Contract Lawyer
Contracts govern the employment relationship for both workers and employers. They are foundational documents stating the rights and obligations of both parties. Yet most workers sign contracts without carefully reading or understanding them.
Cautious employers hire attorneys to draft contracts that favor their interests. As an employee, you should have a knowledgeable lawyer advocating equally hard on your behalf. You can find that advocacy at the Law Office of William M. Julien, P.A. Our firm is entirely focused on employment law and we exclusively represent employees. Based in Boynton Beach, we’ve been fighting for the rights and interests of workers throughout Florida since 2002.
Advising Clients On Many Contracts And Contract Provisions
From their decades of employment law experience, our attorneys are intimately familiar with all types of employment contracts and provisions. We can assist you with questions or concerns related to:
- Offer letters
- Employment agreements
- Contractor agreements
- Severance agreements
- Notices to terminate
- Nondisclosure agreements
- Noncompete clauses
- Intellectual property agreements
- Professional service agreements
- Adhesion contracts
- Sales agreements
- Commission agreements
Florida is an at-will employment state, which means that either party can end the employment relationship at any time for just about any reason (or for no reason). This gives employers a lot of power, but at-will employment does not apply if the contract states alternate terms and conditions. Taking the time to understand and/or negotiate your contract with the help of our lawyers could provide both job security and peace of mind.
The Benefits Of Bringing Your Contract To Our Attorneys
You may initially think it isn’t worth the time or money to have your contract reviewed by a lawyer. But here are the many potential benefits you haven’t considered:
Better terms and higher pay: Not all contracts can be negotiated, but many can. Our attorneys may be able to help you negotiate more favorable benefits and better pay from the very beginning of your employment. We may also be able to negotiate more generous severance agreements when leaving the company.
Protection of your valuable assets and opportunities: Are you willing to cede ownership of intellectual property you create? Are you willing to give up the possibility of “moonlighting” with another employer for extra income? These may be provisions in your contract that you didn’t notice or fully appreciate.
Protection against signing away your rights: Accepting a severance agreement means waiving your right to sue a former employer for nearly any reason. Agreeing to an overly broad noncompete clause could make it nearly impossible to find another job in your field after leaving your current employer. Before you unknowingly sign away your rights, let us help you understand and protect them.
Ensuring that your contract is legal and enforceable: In addition to state and federal laws, employment-related contracts are governed by principles of fairness. Before signing, you should understand what your current or future employer can and cannot legally do, as well as what they can demand of you. Many contracts contain ambiguous or unclear language, and that is sometimes by design. Lack of clarity typically benefits the employer more than it helps you.
No matter what type of employment document or contract you have received, our experienced attorneys are ready to sit on your side of the negotiation table.
Get Started With An Initial Consultation
Our attorneys will sit down with you, read through your employment contract and explain your rights and legal options. To learn more, call our Boynton Beach office at 561-560-5597 or submit an online contact form.