Whenever a person is hired by a company or business, he or she will be asked to fill out and sign several pieces of paperwork. One of those pieces of paperwork may be a non-compete agreement. A non-compete agreement is technically a contract that is entered into by an employee and an employer. Once an employee signs a non-compete agreement, the employee is essentially saying that he or she will not accept a job from a company that is considered to be a competitor of his or her current employer. This contract will only last for a certain length of time.
In every state, the terms outlined in non-compete agreements and the laws governing these contracts will vary. However, one thing remains relatively constant and that is the fact that companies are trying to protect themselves by having their employees sign agreements. Companies know that once employees have signed non-compete agreements, they will be prohibited from sharing proprietary information with their employers’ competitors. This will prevent competing companies from stealing customers, damaging employers and taking ideas.
It is very important for employees to know that once they have signed non-compete agreements, they will have to adhere to the agreements’ terms. If they violate terms of the agreement, they may be subjected to legal action by their employers, which can be quite serious.
South Florida Non-Compete Agreement Attorneys
Anytime companies have reason to believe that non-compete agreements have been violated by employees, they should take the time to meet with skilled business litigation attorneys, like the attorneys at Orner Law, LLC. The professional legal team at Orner Law, LLC has over 35 years combined experience handling commercial litigation matters, including matters related to non-compete agreements in South Florida.
Experienced South Florida Business Litigation Attorneys
With offices in Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale, Orner Law, LLC serves clients throughout South Florida.
If you need assistance with a non-compete agreement matter in South Florida, do not hesitate to contact the South Florida business litigation attorneys at Orner Law, LLC