Non-Competes & Confidentiality
Are you an employer concerned about protecting your trade secrets? Do you have a non-compete clause in your employment agreement and find now you need to enforce it? The commercial litigation attorneys at Byron Carlson Petri & Kalb, LLC, offer more than 80 years of combined experience tackling tough cases such as yours.
When Do You Need a Lawyer?
It is tough competing in the market today, and non-compete and confidentiality agreements are a legal way to protect your interests. Nearly every company has a non-compete clause these days, and trade secrets are important to keep away from your competitors as long as possible. You need an attorney to help you draft, and enforce, non-compete and confidentiality clauses in order to protect your bottom line.
It is important to work with an attorney early on in the process, as each state has its own rules and regulations regarding what can and cannot be restricted in these types of legal agreements. For example, a non-compete agreement is difficult to enforce in Illinois if the employee in question worked for less than two ears, and especially less than three months, before resigning.
Missouri courts are similarly enforcing reasonable non-solicit, non-disclosure, non-compete and confidentiality agreements, but question some situations where an employee may work outside the state, These laws are constantly changing, and it is important to consult with an experienced commercial litigation attorney to ensure that all aspects of your firm’s business are compliant with current regulations.
Know Your Limits
Reasonable contracts are enforceable by law, but if your non-compete restricts your employee from working anywhere in the industry after leaving your firm, you may have an issue. Our firm has been protecting business interests for years, and we can help you navigate the sometimes muddy waters of these agreements with ease.
We will file a lawsuit when it fits within your interests, and help you construct agreements that are both enforceable and protect you. Cases enforcing non-compete clauses are being litigated every day. You will want an established law firm like Byron Carlson Petri & Kalb, LLC, to preserve your interests. Contact our Metro East office at 618-307-4054 or 877-808-7742.