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)