While employers have the right to protect information that is vital to the success of their business, employees have the right to earn a living. This can lead to various conflicts involving noncompete agreements, nonsolicitation provisions, confidentiality agreements, trade secret agreements, and other covenants you should consult with before you sign an employment agreement or any other agreement with restrictive covenants such as noncompete, nonsolicitation or trade secrets. If you are faced with a conflict due to a noncompete agreement, a skilled employment law attorney can help you avoid costly mistakes as you move beyond your previous business relationship.
Before you leave a job, you should consult with an attorney to avoid making mistakes in how you leave. Employers should remind employees of their post-employment obligations and secure their systems and property when an employee leaves.
For employers looking to protect their ideas, business systems and products, we draft a variety of agreements, including:
We can also help your company craft comprehensive, step-by-step procedures for employee exit interviews and equipment-return checklists, as well as post-employment reminder letters. This gives your employees a chance to do the right thing and understand your company’s intentions.
If you are starting a new job, do not let your employer strong-arm you into agreeing to a noncompete agreement that hinders the advancement of your career. If you are leaving your current job, know the specifics of your noncompete agreement. We will negotiate aggressively on your behalf and help you move on with your career.
To receive more information about your legal options for dealing with noncompete agreements, nonsolicitation agreements, confidentiality agreements, trade secret agreements, contact us today and speak with one of our employment attorneys.