Non-compete agreements (or “restrictive covenants”) are becoming increasingly common in employment agreements. Unfortunately, most employees do not even think about their non-compete agreement until they are planning to leave a company or after their employment has ended. Non-compete agreements are governed by state law, so whether your agreement is enforceable, and what remedies you have to release your non-compete, change depending on the state law that controls. Non-compete contracts can range from fairly simple looking documents to highly complex, complicated agreements that define a host of different terms.
Non-compete agreements are not easy to understand, and the law governing non-compete agreements can be complicated. Whether you are negotiating the terms of a non-compete agreement at your prospective or current employer, or you want to join another company and are looking to get out of your non-compete, contact Teske Micko for a consultation. We can help you determine your rights and options. Our firm has successfully negotiated many non-compete agreements on behalf of employees.