To protect their business interests, companies often require employees to sign documents agreeing not to work for a competing firm. This is clearly appropriate during the term of employment, but when these covenants extend beyond the employee’s departure, strict rules can apply. At Pitre & Associates, LLC, we provide authoritative legal advice to workers and employers regarding the creation, negotiation and enforcement of noncompete agreements. Our lawyers can give you a clear understanding of how far these restrictions can go or if they are even permissible at all.
States take different approaches to noncompete agreements, so it is important that you get personalized advice. For employers, our Washington attorneys will draft a document that comports with all regulations. If you are a current or departing employee, we can analyze an agreement that has been given to you so that you can know what terms, if any, are enforceable. Particular terms at issue can include:
Even if an agreement has been previously executed, the terms might not be valid according to state law. We can evaluate existing covenants and inform you of your legal rights.
Whether they occur at the beginning of someone’s employment or the end, conversations about noncompete agreements can be difficult. Our attorneys protect our clients’ rights by representing them during negotiations and enforcement proceedings.
Contact Pitre & Associates, LLC online or at 202-768-8655 to schedule a consultation with a thorough District of Columbia employment law attorney who can discuss the details associated with any noncompete agreement. We advise employers and employees on the creation, negotiation and enforcement of these covenants.