Non-Compete Agreements: Employers Protecting Their Business

As a follow-up to our last article, we take a look at the other side of non-compete agreements… Why would a business owner want a non-compete agreement?

Restrictive covenants and non-compete agreements can be a valuable tool for employers and business owners to protect trade secrets; maintain confidential business information; preserve relationships with customers, patients or clients; defend goodwill; and protect investment in the extraordinary or specialized training of employees.

Non-compete agreements intend to prevent individuals from competing with an employer after employment has ended. Similarly, non-solicitation agreements intend to prevent individuals from soliciting clients or customers or other employees. In Florida, non-compete agreements and restrictive covenants can be enforceable. For successful enforcement, however, non-compete agreements must be, amongst other things, properly drafted and reasonable in duration and scope.

Weldon & Rothman, PL is available to assist Southwest Florida employers and business owners with the preparation and/or enforcement of non-compete agreements and restrictive covenants. At Weldon & Rothman, PL, our attorneys’ can review and consult with you on your existing non-compete agreement or on a specific situation involving your existing non-compete agreement. We also draft non-compete agreements, and offer consultation to explore whether a non-compete agreement may be appropriate for your business. Finally, we provide representation to employers and business owners in litigation and other legal proceedings to enforce non-compete agreements.

We offer the following services for Southwest Florida Employers:

– Consultation Regarding Preparation Of Non-Compete Agreements
– Consultation Regarding Existing Non-Compete Agreements
– Preparation and Drafting of Non-Compete Agreements
– Enforcement of Non-Compete Agreements (Non-Compete Litigation)

About Weldon & Rothman, PL

WELDON & ROTHMAN, PL is a Southwest Florida law firm focused on Personal Injury, Labor and Employment Law, Whistle-blower Claims, and Civil Litigation. The attorneys are experienced counselors at law and meet directly with their clients. Attorney Richard Weldon is AV Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Attorney Bradley Rothman is Board Certified by The Florida Bar in the area of Labor & Employment Law and is AV Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
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