Business Lawyer in Boca Raton
May 18, 2012
Need Help With a Non-Compete or Non-Solicitation Agreement?
Some employers may ask their employees to sign a non-compete or non-solicitation agreement. Such agreements are meant to protect the employer’s trade secrets and to prevent their employees from soliciting the employer’s own customers or clients. While such agreements are common and are generally enforceable, they must be carefully drafted and have a reasonable scope regarding both the geographical area and the duration of the agreement.
If you have been asked to sign a non-compete or non-solicitation agreement, or you are an employee who would like to draft or enforce an agreement with an employee, contact Chane Socarras, PLLC to speak with a business lawyer in Boca Raton. We represent both employers and employees and can offer legal guidance for a wide variety of employment agreements including non-compete and non-solicitation agreements.
For a non-compete or non-solicitation agreement to be enforceable, it must be considered reasonable. You must demonstrate that you have a legitimate business interest that needs to be protected, and your agreement must be limited to a reasonable geographic area, usually the area where your company is in business, and a reasonable amount of time, usually up to two years.
If you are currently preparing an agreement, an experienced attorney at Chane Socarras, PLLC can help you draft and revise your agreement to ensure that it will be enforceable later on. If your employee or former employee has violated any terms of their signed agreement, we can help you enforce the agreement and address any damages done to your business.
Before you sign any kind of employment agreement, it is in your best interest to speak with an attorney first. An attorney at Chane Socarras, PLLC can review your agreement and help you negotiate with your employer to ensure it is appropriate and reasonable. If you have been accused of violating an agreement that you have already signed, we can also help defend you against your employer’s claims, especially in the event the agreement was unreasonable.
Contact a Business Lawyer in Boca Raton
If you are being asked to sign a non-compete or non-solicitation agreement, or would like your employees to sign such agreement, contact a business lawyer in Boca Raton at Chane Socarras, PLLC. If you choose us to represent you, we can review, draft and revise your employment agreement to ensure it is agreeable to both parties and protects your best interest. If you are involved in a dispute over a violation of an employment agreement, as either an employer or employee, we can review your contract and determine if any terms were violated and what steps should be taken to reconcile the violation. Contact us today for a free consultation to see how we can help.
Chane Socarras, PLLC handles complex commercial litigation, corporate law, and other general business legal matters for clients of all sizes in a variety of industries. The firm’s commercial litigation attorneys represent small and large corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, professionals, entrepreneurs, condominium/homeowners’ associations, employers, employees and individuals to assess their options and make informed decisions to achieve their objectives.
For more information, please contact Chane Socarras, PLLC at 561-609-3190 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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