We read the fine print. Employee-employer agreements and severance issues require legal expertise to ensure the rights of employees are being upheld. Our Florida employment contract attorneys will act as your legal advocates and guide you through the complexities of contract negotiation, contract interpretation, and litigation or enforcement. Common employment-based contracts include non- (“non-compete”) agreements, trade secret agreements, and non-solicitation agreements.

A Florida employment contract attorney can help you understand employment laws and will fight to obtain compensation when employers violate workplace contracts or agreements.

Employment Contracts

Are you about to sign an employment contract?

Has your employer violated the terms of an existing agreement?

Are you owed severance pay in Florida?

Employers draw up detailed employment contracts that represent their best interests — not yours. Often, the language of the agreement or contract can be confusing or vague, which is a frequent strategy employers use to save money and improve their bottom line.

This is why working with an employment contract attorney is so important. You deserve to be much more than part of the bottom line. At Wenzel Fenton Cabassa, P.A., we are the employee’s law firm and can help you understand the basics of common workplace contracts.

You may have one of several forms of employment contracts, including written, oral, and implied contracts. They may be very detailed, including provisions for severance pay, or they may be very simple but one-sided. Either way, it can be difficult to tell what these contracts mean. An experienced employment contract lawyer represents employees in the varying forms of agreements with your employer and works diligently to enforce the legal contract focusing on your best interests.

Non-Compete Agreements

Do you feel trapped by a non-compete agreement you signed with your employer? Do not give up hope. These agreements are sometimes not enforceable, and your situation may be appropriate for negotiation of revision of the contract or a lawsuit to determine whether it is enforceable at all or on modified terms.

We understand the need to be able to make a living after you leave an employer. Employers may even bully or threaten you regarding non-compete agreements, which is unacceptable and should never be tolerated. When your career and financial security are at stake, you have a right to legal representation.

Our non-compete attorneys have an in-depth understanding of employment law to develop customized strategies particular to your situation. Types of information that is covered under Florida law in regards to non-compete agreements include:

  • Business relationships with existing and prospective clients/customers
  • Trade secret protections
  • Information/data confidentially (personal and business)
  • Trademarks, marketing, and trade areas including geographic locations
  • Specialized training from the company that is used to maximize investment

You may have one or more of these included in a non-compete agreement. With our history of experience in working on employment contracts for employers (former) and employees, we have a unique perspective to advocate aggressively to defend your rights. If you have been served an injunction claiming that you have violated a non-compete agreement, you should seek out a qualified employment contract law firm immediately to determine your best legal options moving forward.

To find out more information about how we can help, call to schedule a confidential consultation with a non-compete attorney. We will discuss your situation in detail and provide expert legal services targeted at your specific needs.

Severance Agreements

Partings ways with an employer? Not sure what you are entitled to after you leave a company? If you are getting laid off and your employer is offering you a severance package, it is important to consult with a Florida employment contract lawyer. Doing so can help ensure the severance amount is not only appropriate but also that you fully understand and are prepared to accept the terms of the package or the fine print. Such terms can include a release of all claims you may have against them, even if you are not aware that such claims exist, non-competition agreements, non-solicitation agreements, and non-disparagement agreements. Yes, there is often quite a bit more than the severance amount which you need to consider carefully before signing any severance agreement.

Giving up your right to bring a case against an employer is a huge decision that should be taken under serious consideration. If you have been discriminated against, harassed, or had your rights violated in any other way by your employer, you may be able to receive additional compensation on top of your severance package. But if you sign a severance agreement that takes away your right to file a case, your right to hold them accountable for their actions is gone.

Getting laid off or fired is a stressful, unsettling situation and can cause a former employee to be financially vulnerable. Let our employment contract lawyers help you get what you deserve.


At Wenzel Fenton Cabassa, P.A., we aggressively fight for your rights as an employee. We review, analyze, negotiate, and restructure employment contracts for employees across the state of Florida, utilizing extensive expertise and skill.

Our Florida employment contract attorneys have one central focus —to defend your rights. If you are in negotiations of an employment contract, such as a non-compete agreement or severance pay agreement in Florida with your employer, or if your employer has violated one of these contracts or agreements, contact our office today to set up a consultation.

We are tireless defenders of your rights and have helped thousands of employees across Florida stand up to their employers. You should not go through this alone. Consult with an employment contract lawyer to get the best outcome possible. We are here to help.

Locations are available in TampaOrlandoMiamiJacksonvilleSt. PetersburgWest Palm Beach, and Sarasota.

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