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Negotiating Employment Agreements

When you're negotiating a employment contract with a new hire, it's important to keep a few key things in mind. First, you want to make sure that you're getting what you’re paying for by way of the candidates experience, skills, and expertise. Second, you want to make sure that the contract you present protects the rights and interests of the business. And third, you want to make sure that you (and the new employee) understand all the terms and conditions of the contract.

Here are a few tips to help you negotiate an employment contract with a new or prospective employee:

Research

1. Do your research. Before you start negotiating, it's important to do your research and find out what others in the field are being paid. This will give you a good idea of what you should be offering.

Evaluate

2. Know their worth. In addition to research, you also need to know their own worth. And what are you expecting from this employee. What are their unique skills and qualifications? What are they worth to the company? Knowing the payroll budget also ensure you aren’t over-reaching.

Remain Open

3. Be prepared to compromise. In any negotiation, there will be some give and take. Be prepared to compromise on certain points in order to reach an agreement.

Document It

4. Get everything in writing. Once you've reached an agreement with this individual you want to onboard, make sure that all the terms and conditions are put in writing. This will protect the business if there are any problems later on.

Get Help From a Florida HR Lawyer

Employment contracts are important for many businesses. By taking the time to prepare and present a solid employment agreement, you will be enabling your (and that employee’s) future success. For that reason we suggest you seek legal counsel for support. If you have any specific questions, concerns, or are ready to get assistance in Florida, contact an experienced Florida employment law attorney for immediate assistance.

 



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