Employment Contract Lawyer advocating for the rights of employees throughout Miami-Dade county
Before agreeing to the terms of your new job offer, consult with an employment contract lawyer to ensure you have all the facts. By hiring your own attorney, you can be confident that you are agreeing to a contract that is truly mutually beneficial.
Under Florida law, the employment relationship is typically guided by the at-will employment doctrine. This means that an employee can be terminated at any time for any reason – so long as the reason isn’t unlawful. This is a very vulnerable position for an employee to be in.
However, the parties are free to agree to their own terms and conditions in writing. This is usually done in the form of an employment contract. These types of agreements usually set out important details such as your employer’s obligations to you:
Salary and benefits/perks
Health and/or life insurance
401(k) plan or other retirement planning benefits
Paid time off (PTO), sick days, and vacation days
An employment contract will also include provisions for each party’s ability to cancel the contract, including a required notice period. Employment contracts will also outline your job function and your employer’s expectations of you.
Transitioning into a new role is an exciting and pivotal milestone in your professional life. By consulting with an experienced employment contract lawyer, you can ensure you have all the information you need to make the best decision for your future.
Employment contracts – what could go wrong?
In Florida, it’s common for many employees to work without having a written contract in place. Even with a signed employment contract, there are many possibilities for unpleasant or undesired outcomes in the workplace.
If your new employer didn’t consult with an employment agreement lawyer while drafting your contract, there are likely to be errors. Here are a few ways that poorly drafted employment contracts can be disadvantageous to workers:
Employer reusing old templates from previous employees without properly updating the terms
Using invalid terms that will not hold up in court
Failing to include your non-salary benefits in the contract
Unreasonable or unfair limitations on post-employment solicitation or competition
Even if your employer hired an employment contract lawyer, there’s no guarantee that the terms of the contract are 100% favorable to you. Such agreements are often deliberately riddled with legalese and confusing language. Your employment lawyer will perform a thorough review and explain any unclear terms and conditions.
What does an employment contract lawyer do?
At BT Law Group, we are passionate about workers’ rights. Our team of dedicated and experienced employment attorneys is ready to support you as you take the next step in your career. Here’s what an employment contract lawyer can do for you:
Advise you on limitations, risks and red flags
Ensure your contract complies with state and federal employment laws
Review the contract for fairness and completeness
Negotiate on your behalf for an improved compensation package
Advise you in negotiations for equity and partnership
Provide guidance on pre-employment background checking and drug testing
Consult with an employment contract lawyer
If you are negotiating the terms of a new job, or even a new role within your existing workplace, you need an employment contract lawyer on your side. At BT Law, our top priority is ensuring that you are treated fairly in the workplace. We work on your behalf to negotiate the best possible employment contract terms. Before putting pen to paper, consult with a trusted employment attorney to ensure you have all the facts.
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As a first step, your assigned legal team will gather and review records related to your claim, including any employment contract or offer letter, time sheets, any relevant communications, and any disciplinary actions, including performance improvement plans or termination paperwork.
These documents will help your attorneys evaluate your claims and develop a strategy to obtain the best results for your situation.
Once your legal team completes the initial investigation, they will work with you to determine the best legal strategy for your situation. Your legal team will make recommendations and will work with you to formulate the most effective approach to obtain your desired outcome.
After you and your legal team formulate the strategy, your legal team will advocate on your behalf to obtain your desired outcome. This could include negotiating a separation package, engaging in pre-suit negotiations, sending a demand letter, and/or filing a charge of discrimination or lawsuit on your behalf.
The attorneys at BT Law are experienced trial lawyers and will advocate for your rights in the courtroom as necessary.
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I received a prompt and very professional service by the BT Law Group. Ms Tarragona provides tailored advice in the best interest of the client. She was meticulous and explained the pros and cons of my case in very simple terms which allowed me to consider and take the best decision. Very happy with the service. Highly recommended.
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Jason D. Berkowitz is a Founding Partner of BT Law Group, PLLC. Prior to starting BT Law, Mr. Berkowitz was a Partner in the Miami office of a national labor and employment law firm where he represented management exclusively.
Anisley Tarragona is a founding partner of BT Law Group, PLLC. Prior to starting BT Law, Ms. Tarragona worked in the Miami office of a national labor and employment law firm where she represented management exclusively. Ms. Tarragona, who was born and raised in Cuba, is fluent in Spanish.