A company`s investment in its employees, customer relationships and confidential information is too valuable to face unfair competition. MacElree Harvey`s lawyers can help you check your non-competes and develop agreements tailored to your business needs. To agree on a consultation, contact Harry J. DiDonato at 610.840.0237, Robert A. Burke at 610.840.0211 or a member of our business law team. These agreements contain specific clauses that stipulate that at the end of the employment, the employee no longer works for a competitor, regardless of whether the employee is dismissed or dismissed. Employees are also prevented from working for a competitor, even though the new job would not involve the disclosure of trade secrets. “A PIIA can protect the company from the fact that an employee steals its proprietary information, including customer lists, business partner contact information and other valuable or confidential information provided by the employer,” Fontanesi said. “Other alternatives are initiative agreements or agreements that do not recruit or hire staff.” An employer who wishes a non-compete agreement may, in some cases, pay a “consideration”: additional compensation in exchange for the worker or seller who accepts this provision or another non-monetary benefit, such as. B a change in obligations or those responsible for the work. However, the need to do so depends on your state`s law. As a general rule, your employer does not have to give you additional financial compensation, but this cannot have any consequences if the employer tries to enforce the agreement.
Some states require the payment of counterparties, while others consider it simply an important part of the court review to decide the application of the agreement. A non-compete agreement is a contract that prohibits an employee from working or becoming a competitor for a certain period of time. No no. There is no legal or general obligation to authenticate a non-competition agreement. However, it must be signed by the party against which the application must be applicable. Non-competition agreements and association agreements are generally developed and signed by the employer before the worker starts working, as this can affect the applicability of agreements. In Virginia, the courts weigh the function (1), (2) the geographic perimeter and (3) the duration of the CNC against the legitimate business interests of the employer to determine its suitability.  In addition, NCCs are acceptable only if they prevent the worker from competing directly with the employer and must not involve activities in which the employer is not active.
 Virginia courts will generally not attempt to revise or impose a stricter restriction in a non-competition game. As a result, a design error or unworkable restriction may render the total agreement unenforceable in Virginia.  An example of a non-competition agreement could be a company that is one of two or three such companies in a market offering a particular product or service.