Companies often require employees to sign documents agreeing not to work for a competing firm. During the term of one’s employment, it is appropriate for a worker to avoid contact with a competitor. However, when these agreements, or covenants, extend beyond their departure, a former employee might be unfairly and unlawfully restricted from earning a living in their chosen field. At Parson Law, I provide authoritative legal advice whether you previously executed a noncompete agreement or you’ve just been presented one to review.
States take different approaches to noncompete agreements, so it is important that you get personalized advice. I will analyze the document to tell you what terms, if any, are enforceable. In states where post-employment covenants are enforceable, the restrictions usually must be reasonable. Particular terms at issue can include:
Even if you signed an agreement, there is a strong likelihood that all of its terms might not be enforceable. I can help you seek a fairer arrangement.
It can be intimidating to confront a current or former employer about onerous noncompete covenants. I’ll arm you with the legal knowledge you need to safeguard your rights. Whether you’re a new employee or looking to start a new job, I will not allow you to be mistreated.
Contact Parson Law online or at 804-215-8151 to schedule a consultation with a thorough Virginia employment law attorney who can discuss the details of your noncompete agreement whether it has been executed or not.