Richmond Non-Compete Agreements Lawyers
What is a Non-Compete Agreement?
It’s not uncommon for companies to require new employees to sign a contract preventing them from finding work with a competitor should they resign or be terminated. These are known as non-compete agreements, and they help businesses protect their competitive edge by limiting other companies’ access to the talents and knowledge of their former employees.
Of course, signing a non-compete agreement can stall a former employee’s career and create other problems in their life – not least of which would be a lawsuit alleging a breach of the agreement. At LawrenceQueen, we can represent clients who face legal challenges involving non-compete agreements. If you feel you have been taken advantage of by the company that hired you, reach out to us for help. During an initial consultation, we can assess your need for legal services and offer options to help you move forward.
How LawrenceQueen Can Help You With Your Non-Compete Agreement
No matter what you’re up against, if it involves a non-compete agreement, our attorneys can respond with the legal support you need. Our firm’s attorneys have over 85 years of combined experience when it comes to responding to our clients’ needs with a personalized level of service.
We can help people address any issue involving a non-compete agreement, such as the following:
- Review and negotiate non-compete agreements before hiring
- Legal counsel for accepting new employment under an existing non-compete agreement
- Representation for a dispute involving a non-compete agreement, whether you need to initiate legal action or defend against it
If you are facing a situation similar to these or another non-compete matter entirely, please don’t hesitate to contact someone for legal assistance. Our non-compete agreements attorneys in Richmond can respond to whatever your needs are in a proactive manner. In doing so, we can address foreseeable complications and opportunities as soon as possible.
The Enforceability of Non-Compete Agreements
Whether you are an employee or a business owner, it’s good to assess how enforceable an active non-compete agreement may be. People who violate agreements with their former employers can be on the hook for a variety of legal ramifications, including monetary damages. Employers who improperly prepare these agreements may lose their opportunity to enforce them or even face legal consequences if they attempt to enforce unlawful provisions.
Merely signing a non-compete agreement does not make it enforceable. To hold up in court, an employer must successfully argue that:
- The restrictions imposed by the agreement are necessary to protect business interests.
- The agreement is not intended to be excessively oppressive in restricting an employee’s ability to find a new job.
- The agreement doesn’t violate any other existing laws.
By a similar token, employees can take legal action against non-compete agreements that should be rendered null and void for the reasons above.
Our Richmond non-compete agreements attorneys are experienced when it comes to defending our clients and holding their employers accountable for unfair treatment involving non-compete agreements. LawrenceQueen can help any client with nearly any legal matter concerning these important contracts.
Do You Need Legal Assistance?
We at LawrenceQueen can respond to nearly any issue involving a non-compete agreement with the personalized and proactive service required to achieve the best possible outcome. For more information about what our legal team can do for you, schedule a consultation with us today.
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