Fort Lauderdale Employment Contract Attorney

Employment contracts can be structured to provide greater employment security in the work place. Without a specific term on the length of the employment relationship in the employment contract, the employee will be designated as an “employee at will,” with limited or no substantive legal rights. In contrast, if a “for cause” termination provision is inserted in the employment contract, the employee will have a much greater degree of protection, in the event of a wrongful discharge.

Employment contracts can also contain severance agreements or clauses, which also provide a greater degree of protection for employees.

Great care must be taken in drafting and considering employment agreements; since the document may also contain information on regular compensation, bonuses, and commissions; as well as information on entitlements to leave, health care reimbursement and other job related benefits. In addition, particular care and attention must be provided to the possible inclusion of non-competition clauses, if the employer is contending that it can prove the existence of a legitimate business interest under the applicable statute. Examples of a legitimate business interest, includes, for example, customer lists, specialized training, confidential product information and trade secrets.

The Law Firm of Mark J. Berkowitz, P.A. can effectively counsel clients in the drafting and enforcement of employment contracts. Contact our Fort Lauderdale Employment Contract attorneys today.


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Mark Berkowitz focuses his practice on employee representation and employment discrimination matters before both state and federal courts; as well as government administrative agencies, such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Florida Commission on Human Relations. These litigation matters involve cases related to claims of discrimination based on race, national origin, religion and gender, including, pregnancy and sexual harassment, as well as claims based on age, disability, medical leave; under the Family Medical Leave Act, retaliation and whistle-blower claims. He also handles claims involving issues of unfair competition, breach of the duty of fair representation, unpaid wages and non-compete and trade secret claims; and additionally, he engages clients in the negotiation of employment contracts and severance agreements.

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Mark J. Berkowitz has been practicing labor and employment law for more than 20 years in the Fort Lauderdale area. He can advise you on non-compete agreements, employment contracts, and other employment related issues.


“From the minute I sat down with Mark Berkowitz, he demonstrated experience and professionalism. He has always given me excellent advice. I would highly recommend Mark for any legal issues involving labor disputes.”

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“Mr. Berkowitz has exceptional knowledge of the law. He is very bright with a great legal mind. Mr. Berkowitz is effective and gets the results of the law. Also you can't meet a nicer person.”

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“Mark Berkowitz is a exceptional labor law attorney with excellent communication skills. He accepted my case while no other attorney wanted to deal with the federal government. With his knowledge and persistence I was able to receive the accomindation I needed to be able to continue working. Mark Berkowitz is not just my attorney, but a friend that has my back whenever I call him.”

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