California Law Firm Helps Employees Evaluate Noncompete Agreements
Skilled attorney clarifies rights and restrictions for workers in the San Francisco area when a job ends
Companies often require employees to sign documents agreeing not to work for a competing firm. During the term of one's employment, it is appropriate for a worker to avoid contact with a competitor. However, when these agreements, or covenants, extend beyond their departure, a former employee might be unfairly and unlawfully restricted from earning a living in their chosen field. At the Law Offices of Michael Welch, we provide authoritative legal advice regarding noncompete agreements for workers in the San Francisco area and throughout California. Our attorney offers the informed advocacy you require whether you previously executed a noncompete agreement or you've just been presented one to review.
California lawyer offers comprehensive counsel on laws governing noncompete covenants
States take different approaches to noncompete agreements, so it is important that you get personalized advice based on your location and the employer's headquarters. Our attorney will analyze the document to tell you what terms, if any, are enforceable. In states where post-employment covenants are enforceable, the restrictions usually must be reasonable. Particular terms at issue can include:
- 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
- Consideration you will receive for executing a noncompete agreement
- Provisions relating to proprietary information
- Limits on working with former customers or clients after moving to a new job
Even if you signed an agreement, there is a strong likelihood that all of its terms might not be enforceable. Our lawyer can help you seek a fairer arrangement.
Proven advocate provides detailed advice to help protect your ability to earn a living
It can be intimidating to confront a current or former employer about onerous noncompete covenants. We will arm you with the legal knowledge you need to safeguard your rights. Whether you're a new employee or looking to start a new job, our attorney will not allow you to be mistreated.
Contact a skilled California employment firm for a thorough analysis of a noncompete agreement
At the Law Offices of Michael Welch, our employment law attorney advises workers throughout California on noncompete agreements whether they have been executed or not. Call us at 415-426-5691 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation at our San Francisco office.