Non Compete Agreements For Employees

Are You Being Asked to Sign a Non-Compete Agreement? Consider Speaking to a Lawyer

Signing a non-compete agreement can significantly limit your rights, your ability to work in your field, and your ability to open a business for yourself later should you choose to do so. However, non-compete agreements are increasingly becoming par for the course when it comes to signing up to work for a new company. Given how common non-compete agreements have become, it is important for workers to educate themselves about the restrictions these agreements may place on their ability to work in their chosen field, for another employer, or for themselves.

It is wise to take the time to review all non-compete contracts before you sign away your rights and to speak to a non-compete agreement lawyer if you are unsure whether or not you should sign. In some cases, non-compete agreements pertain only to certain trade secrets and wouldn't necessarily limit your ability to take another job. However, some non-compete agreements are far broader than that and may limit your mobility to work in your chosen field. If a non-compete agreement is reasonable in scope, it could limit your options should you find a better job offer in another company. The non-compete lawyers at Gatlin Voelker, PLLC work hard to protect the rights of workers facing non-compete agreement enforcement. However, the best time to protect yourself and assert your rights is before you sign the agreement in the first place. Contact our firm to learn about w hat your legal rights may be.