Providing Representation in Non-compete, Severance, Trade Secret and Non-solicitation Agreements
The best employment relationships are based on open communication and honesty. A mutually beneficial agreement between employer and employee is an ideal way to ensure that each side receives the full benefits of employment. But what is the best way to draft and execute that agreement, and what happens when the employment ends? The Reddy Law Firm, P.C. has represented individuals and businesses of all sizes in employment contract cases, including those involving non-solicitation and completion, protection of trade secrets and customer lists, and severance.
Handling contractual needs effectively and efficiently
The majority of employment relationships in the US are governed by the at-will doctrine, which allows employees to quit for any reason, at any time, and allows employers to terminate the employee at any time, provided there is a legal basis for the termination. However, there are several types of contracts that employers may require employees to sign as a condition of employment. The Reddy Law Firm, P.C. has extensive experience in creating, modifying, enforcing, and litigating employment contracts, including:
- Noncompete agreements -- A noncompete agreement prohibits an employee from engaging in the same type of business for a specified period following termination of the current employment relationship. These agreements are often found in the IT industry, as well as in companies that employ highly compensated sales reps.
- Confidentiality agreements -- These contracts restrict an employee's use of trade secrets and other company information for personal gain wen that information is not available to the general public. Businesses use confidentiality agreements to protect their interests and prevent illegal activities such as insider trading.
- Restrictive covenants -- Similar to non-compete agreements, restrictive covenants limit the actions of an employee. For instance, restrictive covenants can prevent employees from using existing company client lists for new ventures, or prohibit an employee from soliciting other employees for employment in a competing company for a specified duration of time.
- Severance agreements -- A severance agreement details the terms of an employee's termination, and whether any compensation will be paid to them after the employment ends. These contracts may cover the amount and method of severance payments and contain provisions including restrictive covenants and non-compete clauses.
Common types of employment contract disputes
The Reddy Law Firm, P.C. has effective resolved a wide variety of business disputes involving employment contracts. Common litigation involving employment contracts includes breach of contract, failure to pay severance, overbroad non-compete and restrictive covenants, and libel and slander. It is important to consult an experienced law firm to minimize consequences and achieve favorable results in an efficient manner.
Contact an experienced Atlanta employment contract attorney to review your situation
With a proven record of success in business and employment negotiation and litigation, the Reddy Law Firm, P.C. is here to guide you through the process of creating, enforcing, and resolving legal issues surrounding employment contracts. We represent clients in Atlanta, Duluth, Roswell, Johns Creek, and across the state of Georgia. Contact our firm today at (678) 629-3246 or email us.