State and federal employment and labor laws protect people in the workplace and their employers. Labor and employment laws are complex and resolving employment law concerns poses many challenges. The labor and employment attorneys at Znosko & Reas have the experience needed to help you resolve your legal issues.
Florida is an “At-Will” Employment State
Employees in Florida work “at-will,” which means they can be terminated from their position for any reason at any time. However, the “at-will” nature of the job also allows employees to choose to leave their respective jobs at any time. At-will employees who have been terminated by their employers may claim unemployment benefits, depending on the conditions of the termination. An exception to “at-will” employment is a situation where employer and employee have agreed to terms outlined in a contract. An employment contract dictates the conditions of employment, including how and for what reasons an employee may leave or be terminated from his or her job. In either of these instances, retaining the services of experienced employment attorneys can help streamline the process and make all terms in the contract clear. Labor lawyers can also assist in drawing up contracts or creating publications for company guidebooks and procedural manuals.