Restrictive covenants are legal agreements that employers use to protect information that is critical to their operations from being used by their current and former employees. Most businesses have certain aspects of their operations that they would like to keep confidential. For example, information such as patents, research and development information of new products, or client information are all sets of information that are critical to a company. For this reason, companies often sign restrictive covenants with existing or departing employees to restrict what they can do with this information.
Sometimes, disputes between the two parties can arise based on these agreements. For example, an employer may feel that a former employee has breached such a contract and used information that is proprietary to the company for his or her benefit. When this happens, it helps to talk to seasoned restrictive covenant attorneys such as Weltz Law to help you settle the dispute.
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Understanding Restrictive Covenant Agreements
As noted above, restrictive covenant agreements seek to govern the behavior of former employees (or contractors) and control how they can use information that they know about a company that they have worked for. When such disputes arise, they typically involve the company suing the employee or contractor for breach of contract. Such lawsuits may demand financial compensation, cessation of an activity that the company feels is in breach of the contract, or both.
When this happens, the matter may be settled either through negotiation or litigation. Restrictive covenant cases typically involve non-competition covenants where the employee is restricted from working for a competitor, non-dealing covenants where the employee or contractor is prohibited from dealing with the clients of the former employer.
Benefits of Speaking to a Restrictive Covenant Attorney
When you are facing a case that involves a restrictive covenant agreement, it is critical that you get in touch with a seasoned attorney. These cases often hinge on the specific interpretation of clauses within the contract. If one does not understand contractual laws and how they are interpreted within a specific legal jurisdiction, it is very difficult to win such a case. Experienced lawyers such as Weltz Law will help you understand your legal options and guide you to a successful outcome.
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When you come to Weltz Law for help with your restrictive covenant case, you can be certain that we will fight for your interests with a passion. When we take on any case, we give it our all and leverage our 25 years of experience to get you the victory that you deserve. We offer a free initial consultation where we assess your case and offer you sound advice on your legal options. This way, you are able to make an informed decision about how to proceed with the case. At Weltz Law, you can also be sure that any information that you share with us will be handled with the strictest of confidence.
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