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Non-Compete Agreements: An Overview

Non-compete agreements are meant to protect a company’s trade secrets and goodwill. When someone wants to leave an organization, their job options may be limited. It can become complicated and quite quickly. For over twenty years, Britton Law has helped clients navigate these complex situations. We can answer all of your questions.

Remember That You Have Options

A non-compete agreement has strict requirements. To be considered valid, it must protect a legitimate business interest, be reasonable in terms of geography and time and be supported by consideration when it is signed. When someone signs this document also has an impact. Whether you signed it before you started your job or after, our attorneys can discuss your options moving forward. We aim to protect your best interests at every turn.

These contracts require many legal terms which can be difficult to understand. We can explain the specifics of these documents. While they are meant to be binding, there are circumstances in which they can be broken. In order to do so, you must prove that your new job does not violate the terms of your agreement. If you can demonstrate that you did not retain any trade secrets that you could bring to the competition, you could also accept a new position. Regardless, our team can help you from beginning to end.

Call Today To Schedule A Consultation

The best thing you can do for yourself is seek guidance from a knowledgeable attorney. Your employer cannot discriminate against you for any reasons. If you think you are being unfairly treated and should be able to accept a new role, our team is here for you. Call our office in Fayetteville to schedule a consultation today at 910-401-3356. You can also fill out our contact form online by clicking here.