Agreements not to compete are a type of restrictive covenant used in the employment setting. Noncompete agreements are legal contracts that limit the scope of actions an employee can take after the end of an employment relationship. Such agreements prohibit the employee from competing with the former employer and include restrictions as to time, geographic area and other terms.
Both parties should be aware of their rights and obligations under a noncompete agreement. At the employment law firm of Martin D. Haverly, Attorney at Law, we have more than 19 years of experience working on all aspects of these common contracts. While we have traditionally focused our representation on employees, we do also have a business practice that includes counseling employers on these issues.
Requirements Of Noncompete Agreements
In general, noncompete agreements must be reasonable in their scope. Otherwise, they are susceptible to legal challenges and may be found unenforceable in court. Most often, employees are the parties challenging noncompete limitations regarding how long or within what distance they must refrain from certain employment activities.
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We encourage employees to contact us regarding any issue related to a noncompete agreement. If you are being asked to sign one or have already signed one, consult with us. We will help you negotiate a fair agreement that meets the needs of all involved and protects your right to earn a living. Our Wilmington noncompete agreement lawyers can also initiate court action if the noncompete is overly broad and unreasonable. If you are being sued for violation of a noncompete, our attorneys can respond quickly and aggressively to protect you.
For employers, our business services are tailored to helping you craft and enforce sustainable agreements. The interests of your business are of paramount concern to you, and we take those matters seriously. Avoiding contract disputes, litigation or costly settlements is important, and we can take proactive steps to guide your company in the right direction.
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At Martin D. Haverly, Attorney at Law, our team is here to support you. Contact us at 302-529-0121 to arrange an in-person meeting. Our office is conveniently located in the suburbs just outside the city of Wilmington.