Tag: covenant to not compete

The Dangers of Overbroad Non-Compete Agreements

Posted on November 10, 2020

non-compete, Naperville contract attorneys

Many employers require their workers to sign non-compete agreements (NCAs), especially when the employees have unique talents or abilities. Employers are within their rights to try and limit any damage that may be caused to their brand by an employee’s departure, but if they overstep legal bounds, the non-compete agreement may be declared invalid. As a business law attorney, I am often asked about non-compete agreements by my clients. I remind them that they must be careful when requiring employees to sign NCAs, but when used properly, such agreements can protect […]

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Should I Have My Employees Sign a Non-Compete Agreement?

Posted on August 24, 2020

non-compete, Naperville business law attorneys

Building a successful business requires you to invest tremendous amounts of time, energy, and money, often at great personal sacrifice. It is understandable, and even admirable, that you would wish to protect those investments in every way possible. For this reason, you may be considering having some or all of your employees sign a non-compete agreement so they cannot take what they have learned from your company and use it in competition against you for a period of time following the end of their employment with you. I am asked […]

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