Representing Employees and Employers in Noncompete Lawsuits
Noncompete agreements, also called restrictive covenants, are common in today's business world. These agreements are typically created to protect employers' proprietary information, and they do this by preventing employees from going to work for competitors if they leave the company. The terms of noncompete agreements can be complicated, confusing, vague or unreasonable, resulting in litigation.
At the law firm of Klafter & Mason, L.L.C., we have significant experience representing employees and employers in lawsuits involving noncompete agreements or restrictive covenants. Contact us online or call our law office in Manalapan, New Jersey, for aggressive representation if you are involved in an employment-related lawsuit.
New Jersey Restrictive Covenant Attorneys
Sometimes a noncompete clause can be embedded into a lengthy employment contract. Noncompete agreements typically involve geographical criteria and indicate a length of time the contract is valid. Enforcing restrictive covenants is not as cut-and-dry as it may seem. In the past, courts have favored the employee when employment contract terms are vague or deemed unreasonable.
At Klafter & Mason, L.L.C., we have the skill and legal knowledge to represent employers and employees in these sometimes arduous noncompete disputes. Lawsuits can arise when an employer files a show cause notice in order to prevent a former employee from competing, and an emergency hearing is called to give the employer the opportunity to explain his or her actions. If the employee is unsuccessful in convincing the court, the employer may proceed with a breach of contract claim. Often, the conflict is resolved at the emergent hearing.
Contract law can be extremely complex. If you are involved in a lawsuit over a noncompete agreement, you need an experienced business lawyer to represent you. Contact our Manalapan noncompete agreement attorneys toll free at 866-219-2495 to arrange a free consultation.