When it comes to employee-employer relationships, some things are better said in writing. Non-compete agreements can help to protect the employer and the company, however, they can also impact a worker’s ability to earn a living after he or she leaves that employer. For these reasons, non-compete agreements can be both helpful and harmful. Whether you are looking to draw up a non-compete agreement for new employees or you wish to settle a dispute regarding an existing agreement, our civil litigation attorneys can help.
At Duffy North, our lawyers are committed to providing each of our clients with the attention and courtesy their case requires. Civil litigation can be complicated, which is why our lawyers are here to help you, whether you need help drawing up documents or settling a dispute in court. Whatever the situation, our firm is prepared to protect the rights of our clients.
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A non-compete agreement is generally used before an employee begins work but the agreement is typically not effective until after the employee leaves the company’s employment. These agreements usually protect trade secrets or other knowledge learned during an employee’s time working for that employer. It can effectively protect business interests and prevent the employee from later competing against his or her former employer. An employer has the right to protect certain information and to keep a competitive edge, just as the employee is entitled to protect his or her rights to earn a living through his or her chosen trade.
Civil litigation cases, such as those involving non-compete agreements, can often be complex and difficult. It is crucial that you contact an attorney you trust as early as possible in order to give your case the best chance of success. At Duffy North, our lawyers can help prepare your case by reviewing your agreement and other employment documentation. Whether you are able to settle a dispute outside of court or the case goes to trial, we can guide you each step of the way.
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