Birmingham Non-compete Agreement Lawyers
Non-Compete Agreement Review, Revision & Negotiation
Gaines LLC represents employees and employers.
Employee Non-Compete Agreement Lawyers
Generally speaking, a non-compete agreement prohibits an employee from owning or working for a competitor for a specific period of time. You may be asked to sign a non-compete agreement at the time you are hired or during the course of your employment. The non-compete agreement typically limits an employee from competing with their former employer during and after termination of employment. It does so by restricting the area in which an employee can work if their new position operates in the same industry as their previous employment. Often, non-compete agreements will further protect the employer by restricting an employee from using an employer’s confidential information for their benefit.
These agreements can deter prospective employers from hiring you.
Gaines LLC helps employees in connection with non-compete agreements. We negotiate with employers to waive these agreements completely, or to substantially modify them.
If you have been asked to sign a non-compete agreement, it is important to have the agreement reviewed by an experienced and knowledgeable lawyer before you sign the agreement. If you are thinking of leaving your employer to work for a competitor or to start your own business we recommend that you ensure that you are not bound by a non-compete agreement. To learn more, or to schedule a confidential consultation with an experienced employment law attorney, contact Gaines LLC.
Contact an employment law contract attorney at Gaines LLC for help in reviewing, revising or negotiating a non-compete agreement with your employer.
Employer Non-Compete Agreement Attorneys
Protect Your Business Interests
An employer may use a non-competition agreement to protect its confidential information or assets. In addition, employers have a right to protect their relationships with their customers and their confidential information, but former employees have a right to earn a living. When the employer and the employee have entered into a non-competition agreement, these interests must be balanced. If you have questions related to the enforcement of a non-competition agreement with a former employee, you should speak with an experienced and knowledgeable employment law attorney for help and guidance.
Contact an employer non-compete law attorney at Gaines LLC for help.