When key employees leave businesses, they can take with them valuable trade secrets while creating competition for their former employers. Businesses protect themselves from such risks by establishing non-compete agreements, legal contracts that restrict the actions of employees after they leave a company.
Non-compete agreements can perform a number of functions, including restricting the geographic location in which a former employee can conduct business, and prohibiting the former employee from conducting business within a certain period of time.
If you are seeking advice or advocacy regarding a non-compete agreement in Arizona, the attorneys at Matheson & Matheson, P.L.C., are here for you. We have extensive experience drafting, reviewing and negotiating employment contracts for clients in Scottsdale, Phoenix and throughout Arizona.
Establishing Non-Compete Agreements That Work For You
Non-compete agreements must be carefully drafted so that they are enforceable. Courts will generally not enforce non-compete agreements that are found to be unreasonable due to excessive geographic limitations or durations. In other words, the contract should not unreasonably limit the employee from finding employment opportunities and continuing his or her career.
Our lawyers have significant experience drafting, negotiating and reviewing non-compete agreements and can help you ensure that your contracts are fair and enforceable.
If you are an employee, we can examine the contract to determine if the terms are fair and do not restrict your future employment opportunities.
If you are an employer, we can help you draft enforceable non-compete agreements that protect your business interests.
If you are seeking legal guidance concerning an employment contract, our lawyers are here for you. Contact us online or by telephone at 480-889-8951 or 866-521-0720 to schedule an appointment to discuss your case with one of our lawyers. Our office is located in North Scottsdale near the Frank Lloyd Wright exit off the 101 freeway.