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Noncompete Agreements (employee)

Virginia Lawyer Helps Employees Evaluate Noncompete Agreements

Virginia attorney clarifies rights and restrictions when a job ends

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.

Comprehensive counsel on Virginia laws concerning noncompete covenants

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:

  • Defining what types of businesses can be considered as competitive
  • Establishing a geographic area within which firms might be affected by the agreement
  • How long restrictions can remain in effect
  • Consideration you will receive for executing a noncompete agreement
  • Provisions relating to proprietary information
  • Limits on working with former customers or clients after moving to a new job

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.

Detailed advice to help protect your ability to earn a living

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.

Reach out to a skilled employment attorney for a thorough analysis

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.

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