A non-compete agreement (also called a nondisclosure agreement) generally applies to an employee who has confidential information about a company. For example, a high-level executive or an employee with access to customer lists may need to sign a non-compete agreement. The contract essentially restricts the employee’s ability to work in the same or a similar industry for a certain period of time after being terminated, laid off, or leaving his or her job.
Employees throughout various industries and occupations are sometimes required to sign non-compete agreements. These can be drafted as part of an employment contract or as a separate document. The Previant Law Firm, S.C. can help if you have questions, concerns, or a dispute regarding this type of employment contract. Our Milwaukee employment contract lawyers are here to protect your interests to the fullest extent.
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Why Non-Compete Agreements Are Used
Non-compete agreements are important parts of certain employment contracts and are used to prevent an employee from using information gained during his or her employment to enter into competition with his or her employer.
A non-compete agreement may cover such essential information as:
- Company operations
- Trade secrets
- Customer lists
- Business practices
- Future products
- Marketing plans
While non-compete agreements certainly have their place in employment law, they should be drafted properly and should not infringe upon an employee’s rights. Our employment law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of employees in Milwaukee and across Wisconsin. We can assist with non-compete agreement review, negotiation, and litigation. Our attorneys understand that, no matter your legal needs, you may have questions about what exactly is included in a non-compete agreement.
Pursue a Favorable Outcome to Your Case
If you have questions about the validity of your non-compete agreement, or if your former employer claims you are in violation of the agreement, you may need assistance from our law firm. We can help you understand the terms of the agreement and can seek a favorable resolution if a dispute arises. Our Milwaukee lawyers are here to protect your interests with non-compete agreements.
If you have questions about your employee rights related to a non-compete agreement, call (414) 240-1185. Hablamos Español.