Our Missouri and Illinois Attorneys Help Protect Business Interests Through Employee Non-compete Agreements
We advise employers on creating and enforcing covenants
Job flexibility in a competitive environment can put employers at risk. To protect their business interests, companies are using noncompete agreements to protect against former employees working at a rival firm. However, strict laws apply to these covenants, so a skilled attorney is necessary to explain the rules in your jurisdiction. At Harris Dowell Fisher & Young, L.C, we provide authoritative legal advice to employers regarding the drafting, negotiation and enforcement of noncompete agreements. Our lawyers can give you a clear understanding of the steps you can take to protect your business interests.
Firm delivers comprehensive counsel on Missouri and Illinois laws concerning non-compete covenants
States take different approaches to noncompete agreements, so it is important that you get advice geared to your location and business. Whether you are looking to create a general covenant or one that addresses one particular employee, our Chesterfield attorneys will draft a document that comports with all regulations. We conduct a comprehensive analysis of agreement terms including:
- Defining what types of businesses can be considered as competitive
- Establishing a geographic area within which firms might be affected by the agreement
- How long restrictions can remain in effect
- Provisions relating to proprietary information
- Limits on working with former customers or clients after moving to a new job
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.
Dedicated advocates represent employers in negotiations and enforcement disputes
Whether you submit a noncompete agreement to a worker at the beginning or end of their employment, conflict might arise. We are strong advocates for employers during discussions and disputes regarding covenant terms. Most of these disputes can be resolved quickly, but we can pursue violators through litigation.</ p>
Reach out to our employment law attorneys for a detailed analysis
Contact Harris Dowell Fisher & Young, L.C online or at 636-532-0300 to schedule a consultation with a thorough Missouri employment law attorney who can discuss the details associated with noncompete agreements you issue to employees. We will provide knowledgeable advice on the creation, negotiation and enforcement of these covenants.