Do You Need a Non-Compete Lawyer?
Are you hesitating in accepting a new position because the employer is asking you to sign an oppressive non-compete agreement?
- Are you stuck in a dead-end position because your non-compete agreement is preventing you from finding a better position elsewhere?
- Have you lost the ability to use your customer list built up over the course of your career because an employer now claims that list belongs to them?
- Is your career advancement on hold because you are under the thumb of a non-compete agreement with a former employer?
Non-compete agreements are a part of employment contract law intended to protect employers against employees who leave and take with them a number of customers or significant industry intelligence. However, these so-called restrictive covenants were always intended to be as narrow as possible to defend the employer’s legitimate interests. As employers have begun to use these agreements more and more frequently, a number of states have limited the circumstances under which employers are allowed to restrain trade. By retaining a lawyer to defend your interests against an employer seeking to implement or enforce a non-compete agreement, you can often limit the employer’s ability to exercise such restraints on trade, and in some cases, have the entire agreement struck down.