For most businesses, it is extremely important for you financially to protect both your intellectual property and your clients / customers. As such, having employees sign non-compete agreements (NCA), which provides these assets with protection under non compete law by preventing employees from working for competitors and/or stealing clients if they leave your company for a certain period of time. However, ensuring that you are actually adequately protected by a NCA often requires the aid of an attorney skilled in non compete law.
On the other hand, if you are an employee who is being persecuted or had legal action sought against you relating to a non compete agreement, the consequences can be great. As such, protecting your rights and yourself from the potential repercussions is critical. Unfortunately, this can be extremely difficult to do on your own, which is why many people facing such a situation turn to a qualified and knowledgeable lawyer to help them through the process.
Enforcing a Non-compete Agreement
When it comes to an NCA, a business must prove that the terms of the agreement are in place to protect legitimate business interests. Should a company be unable to prove this, they will be unable to uphold the agreement. Some of the most common interests that can be protected through an NCA include:
- Confidential information regarding business products, plans, etc.
- Trade Secrets
- Substantial and long-term relationships with customers
Talk with an Attorney about Non-compete Law Today
Whether you are an employee who feels you are being unfairly prosecuted under non compete law or a company who is seeking to protect your interests under non compete law, our legal team at the Berman Law Firm, P.A., can help. We have a wealth of experience and knowledge when it comes to handling non compete law and cases, allowing us to provide the guidance and legal protection our clients need. Get in touch with us today at (727) 550-8989 to discuss your situation and find out more about what we can do to help you. Or, click here to tell us about your Non-compete situation.