Monthly Archives: December 2020

EmpLaw3

Are “Opt-Out” Arbitration Agreements Enforceable in Florida?

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

At some point in an employee’s employment history, they may be requested to sign an arbitration agreement by their employer. “Opt Out” Arbitration Agreements are a new form of these type of agreements. If you find yourself presented with an Opt Out Agreement, what do they mean, and are they legal? In short, yes,… Read More »

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Training

My Employment Contract Requires Me to Repay Training Costs If I Leave the Company, Is this Legal Under Florida law?

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

Does your employment contract include a provision that requires you to repay your company or organization for training costs if you leave your position? If so, you may be wondering: Is this type of contract enforceable in Florida? The short answer is ‘it depends.’ Florida courts may uphold a contract that forces an employee… Read More »

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NonCompete

My Former Employer Threatened to Enforce an Overbroad Non-Compete Against Me and Now I Lost My New Job. Is This Legal in Florida?

By Scott • Wagner and Associates |

In Florida, non-compete agreements are enforceable against employees and independent contractors, but only if they meet certain narrow legal standards. Unfortunately, in practice, some employers try to force workers to sign overly restrictive non-competes. Worse yet, an employer may even attempt to threaten to enforce an illegitimate agreement—potentially putting a worker’s new job offer… Read More »

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