Non-Compete And Confidentiality Agreements

In over 100 years of legal practice, the attorneys at Morris, Downing & Sherred, Sussex County's largest and most experienced law firm have stayed on the cutting edge of employment law. We have represented plaintiffs and defendants in disputes over restrictive covenants, specifically non-competes and confidentiality agreements.

Taking On The Complexity Of Restrictive Covenants

Non-compete clauses are often a part of a lengthy and complex employment contract. Commonly used to protect an employer's intellectual property and proprietary information, the restrictive covenant serves to prevent employees from working for a competitor following their departure from their most recent employer. Stipulations often involve a set amount of time and geographical criteria.

Oftentimes, the protection that an employer seeks seriously restricts a former employee from making a living. Options exist, even if the employee signed the non-compete agreement, particularly if the terms are confusing, vague or unreasonable.

Newton Non-Compete Agreement Lawyers Representing Employers And Employees

On behalf of employers and existing/potential employees, we conduct in-depth evaluation, review and negotiation of non-competition, non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements. We specifically look at the scope of the proposed restrictions.

We can also file claims to invalidate restrictive covenants and represent employees accused of violating a non-compete agreement. Conversely, we also resolve alleged breach of these agreements through enforcement actions or civil suits for damages.

A New Jersey Employment Law Firm Dedicated To Excellence And Results

Employment law attorney Paul Hunczak and the entire legal team at Morris, Downing & Sherred can provide the help you need in cases involving restrictive covenants. Call our offices at 973-383-2700 to schedule a consultation. You may also email us for answers to your questions or to request an appointment.