Can an employer require you to give 90 days notice in an employment contract?

My employment contract stipulates that I give 90 days notice prior to leaving the practice and that my employer can seek damages if I terminate early than this.

Asked on October 4, 2018 under Employment Labor Law, Florida


M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

If that's what you agreed to when signing your contract, then yes such a provision can be enforced. This is a perfectly permissable clause. Accordingly, if you do not provide adequate notice upon terminating your work relationship, then your employer can pusue their legal remedy against you.

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

Yes, they can: it is legal for an employer and employee to contract that one, the other, or both have to provide any specified amount of notice to terminate employment. Whatever is in the contract is legal and enforceable against you.

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