Non- Competes and Employee Mobility

Employees, independent contractors, and vendors are often required to sign restrictive covenant agreements, which can include non-compete, non-solicit, and non-disclosure provisions. Non-compete provisions typically seek to prohibit an individual from working in the same line of business within a certain geographical area for a time. Non-solicit provisions typically prohibit an individual from soliciting customers, prospects, or employees. In the context of a sale of a business, restrictive covenants may prohibit a seller from starting a similar business.

Non-compete, non-solicit, and non-disclosure restrictions are often included as part of an employment agreements, independent contractor agreements, shareholder and partnership agreements, stock and equity agreements, and in agreements for the sale of businesses, among other contexts.

How can we help you?

EMPLOYEES

If you are an employee, the attorneys at Kass Shuler can help you:

  • Determine whether a non-compete, non-solicit, or non-disclosure agreement is enforceable
  • Understand your rights as an employee under a non-compete, non-solicit, or non-disclosure agreement
  • Defend against an employer’s enforcement of a non-compete, non-solicit, or non-disclosure agreement
  • Identify what actions would and would not violate a non-compete, non-solicit, or non-disclosure agreement
  • Negotiate a release or reduction of restrictions in a non-compete, non-solicit, or non-disclosure agreement
  • Defend against misappropriation of trade secrets claims

EMPLOYERS

If you are an employer, the attorneys at Kass Shuler can help you:

  • Draft an enforceable non-compete, non-solicit, or non-disclosure agreement that protects your business
  • Identify and implement procedures to ensure a non-compete, non-solicit, or non-disclosure agreement remains enforceable
  • Enforce an existing non-compete, non-solicit, or non-disclosure agreement by seeking an injunction or damages
  • Evaluate whether you can hire an employee who is subject to a non-compete, non-solicit, or non-disclosure agreement
  • Prosecute misappropriation of trade secrets claims

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