The State of Florida, like many states in the US, maintains the rule of “atwill” employeremployee relationships. This is a status which allows employers to dismiss employees with or without cause for any non-discriminatory reason. Likewise, an employee may resign his or her position with a company for any reason without legal consequence. From time to time, especially at highlevel positions, employers and employees enter into a legal agreement which requires that the employee render certain services to their employer for a certain amount of time. The employer will compensate the employee according to the terms of the agreement. A violation of this agreement may be cause for litigation.
Eiss Massillon represents parties on both sides of employment contracts in defending suits and litigating contract disputes.
(Source: National Conference of State Legislatures, 2013; http://www.ncsl.org/issuesresearch/labor/atwillemploymentoverview.aspx)