Aside from the release of rights, many employers in Florida are looking for additional things from former employees, such as confidentiality and non-compete obligations. Confidentiality rules apply as part of a general agreement not to disclose «owner» information until the non-public disclosure of information about your employment or company. If you dismiss a lawyer for any of these illegal grounds, you may be faced with an action to unlawfully dismiss the dismissed employee. Many employees sign these agreements quickly because they often offer some kind of payment. You should be aware that most of these agreements limit your ability to work because they contain a so-called «non-compete» clause that prohibits an employee from working for a competitor or performing similar tasks in the same field. Don`t give up on a small amount of money to deposit a legal right. Again, before you sign anything, call us at 866-608-5529 so you understand all your options. As with any contract, you can potentially negotiate the terms of a severance agreement. But if you want to negotiate, do it with caution. Any negotiation you attempt can be seen as a rejection of the offer and may lead to the severance pay being withdrawn together. Therefore, how you approach the negotiations (and how you negotiate) is important.

If you are unsure of how to negotiate, what to ask for or how to ask, you`d better consult an employment law specialist in Florida, who guides you before agreeing to accept or negotiate your contract. Florida is a state of bewillik, so a business owner can terminate an employee at any time, with or without reason. However, as with any rule, there are exceptions. You cannot fire an employee under Florida labor law if the termination is for an illegal reason or if he violates the terms of an employment contract. Keep in mind that, as a general rule, an employer can only impose a severance agreement that offers consideration that goes beyond what is already owed to you by law. In other words, if your employer asks them to sign a separation contract in exchange for getting your last paycheck, it may be illegal. Conversely, a severance agreement that offers you an additional week`s salary is probably applicable. Similarly, a non-compete agreement may not seem important, but it can significantly reduce your ability to earn a living after leaving the employer. Non-competition rules may apply under Florida law, with the right language. If your employer insists on a non-compete clause as a condition of severance pay, you may want to consider negotiating a certain period of time and geographic scope.