Pittsburgh Non-Compete Agreements Lawyer
Employees are often asked to sign employment contracts when they are first hired or upon receiving a promotion. Among other clauses, an employment contract may contain language that prohibits the employee from working for a competitor or from sharing trade secrets with a new employer. If you have questions regarding an employment contract, the Law Office of Melvin L. Vatz can provide you with sound legal advice.
Whether you are an employer or an employee, if you have concerns regarding a non-compete agreement, contact a Pittsburgh non-compete agreements attorney online or call (412) 391-3030 to schedule an initial consultation.
Diligent Legal Counsel for Complex Matters
Non-compete agreements are becoming more common in employment. These agreements can be complex and difficult to parse as they attempt to strike a balance between the rights of an employer to protect their interests and the rights of an employee to openly market their skills in the free marketplace. At the Law Office of Melvin L. Vatz, we have the knowledge and experience to review contracts for both employers and employees to determine if the contracts would hold up in a court of law.
Enforcing Reasonable Agreements
Whether a non-compete clause is enforceable depends upon several legal factors, including the necessity to protect the employer, whether it creates an undue hardship on the employee, whether it is reasonable in its scope and when it was signed. Each contract must be analyzed carefully to determine whether it is enforceable. That is why it is important to hire a skilled Pittsburgh employment law attorney to review any and all contracts related to employment.
When an employer seeks to enforce a non-compete agreement, a lawsuit will be filed, often seeking an injunction (an immediate order from a court) that could stop the employee from working at a new job, and could result in an order to pay money to the employer for damages and legal fees. It is vital that you have legal advice when considering entering into a non-compete agreement, and that you have an experienced employment lawyer on your side if you have to go to court to defend against or to file a lawsuit for enforcement.
Call for a Consultation With a Greensburg Attorney About Covenants Not to Compete
Whether you are an employer or an employee, we can draft or review any and all employment contracts you may have. Contact a Pennsylvania severance agreements lawyer online or call (412) 391-3030 to schedule an initial consultation.