In certain industries, an employer may require their employees, as a condition of employment or separation, to enter into a non-compete agreement. This agreement is a legal document that is designed to prevent a departing employee from directly competing with the employer for an agreed upon length of time.
However, non-compete clauses are not without their challenges. One of the most significant being the fact that different states and jurisdictions have unique rules on whether non-compete clauses can be enforced against a former employee. As a result, partnering with a law firm that understands the complexities of non-compete agreements is crucial for ensuring your organization is fully protected.
At Halpern & Scrom, our familiarity with these rules allow us to draft effective and binding employee non-compete agreements that maximize an organization’s protection while staying safely within the boundaries of the law.