Understand Your Non-Competition Agreement Before You Sign It
Non-compete agreements are supposed to protect employers for a period while they recruit, train, and develop a replacement for a former employee. In practice, they often limit your ability to find another job, and can make it difficult or even impossible for you to earn a living.
If you have been sued or are being threatened with a lawsuit relating to a non-compete agreement, if you want to know whether your non-compete agreement prevents you from accepting a job offer, or if you are considering signing an employment contract or separation agreement that contains a non-compete agreement, The Nirenberg Law Firm can help. Contact us online or call 201 487-2700 to schedule a consultation.
Our firm is a leader in employment law in New York and New Jersey. Through our work on numerous precedent-setting cases, we have changed the law and improved conditions for employees throughout New Jersey.
Negotiating and Reviewing Non-Compete Agreements
Any contract with a non-competition agreement asks you to sign away important rights, and to limit your future employment options. Before you sign an employment contract, employee handbook or another document that includes a non-compete agreement, you should be sure that you fully understand how it might impact you in the future.
Non-compete agreements are often too broad. For example, they might prohibit you from working in your field for an unreasonably long time, or cover too wide a geographic area. We can advise you of the risks of signing a non-compete agreement, and help you negotiate a more reasonable non-compete agreement.
Avoiding and Defending Non-Compete Agreement Lawsuits
If you have already signed a non-compete agreement and want to know your obligations under it, we are prepared to help you. Or if you already have been sued for supposedly violating a non-compete agreement, we are experienced at defending individuals in non-compete lawsuits.
New York and New Jersey courts generally disfavor overly broad non-compete agreements. With a good employment lawyer it is possible to successfully defend many non-competition agreement cases.
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