Non-Compete, Non-Solicitation Agreement
Is a former employee poaching your company's clientele or violating his or her non-compete by working for a competitor in your industry? Is your former employer accusing you of violating a non-compete or non-solicitation agreement?
At Willis Law, we can help you identify your rights and strongly advocate for them. We have extensive experience representing parties in breach of contract claims and will do everything in our power to minimize your exposure to liability.
Non-compete and non-solicitation agreements can be complex. At Willis Law, we have answers to your questions. Call us toll free at (888) 461-7744 for a free initial consultation.
These agreements are a common feature in employment contracts. These agreements are designed to protect the interests of employers, who invest heavily in training of new employees. As a result, they seek to restrict employees from performing similar work for a set period of time in the event they leave the company.
There is a degree of uncertainty surrounding non-compete agreements, as courts do not always uphold them. As a result, it is worth your time to discuss your situation with us if your past employer is threatening to take legal action. It may turn out that the non-compete is unreasonable and unlikely to be upheld.
Despite being often lumped together with non-competition agreements, these agreements are not the same thing. A non-solicitation agreement allows an employee to work for a competitor, but bars them from soliciting the clients of their past employer. As is the case with non-compete agreements, agreements that are too broad in scope run the risk of not being enforced.
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Whether you need assistance in drafting an agreement, reviewing an agreement or facing litigation, our lawyers can make sure your rights are protected. Contact us for a free initial consultation. We have offices in Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, and Paw Paw.