Non-compete Agreements / Employment Contracts / Severance Agreements
We have significant experience providing representation to employees and business owners in connection with non-compete agreements, employment contracts, and severance agreements. Whether before, during, or after the employment relationship, we are available to advise you, negotiate for you, defend, or enforce contractual terms and restrictive covenants from the employment relationship. We are available for consultation, document preparation, and litigation.
Non-Compete Agreements: Representation of Employees and Former Employees
Many employers require employees to enter into non-compete agreements as a condition of employment. Non-compete agreements intend to prevent individuals from competing with an employer after employment has ended.
In Florida, non-compete agreements can be enforceable, and can profoundly impact an individual’s ability to earn a livelihood after separating from an employer. For this reason, employees confronted with a non-compete agreement should seek legal counsel before signing. Regardless, non-compete agreements are not always enforced. There are a number of defenses to non-compete agreements available. We regularly assist individuals in evaluating the enforceability of non-compete agreements, and provide representation to employees in litigation involving non-compete agreements.
If you would like to consult with us regarding a non-compete agreement, or if your employer has filed suit, or has threatened to file suit to enforce a non-compete agreement, please call us to meet with a Florida Bar board certified employment law attorney to discuss your situation. We are wholly committed to protecting employee rights in Southwest Florida. Time may be of the essence. If you have questions about your rights, or need representation, please call us now.
Non-Compete Agreements: Representation of Employers/Business Owners
Restrictive covenants and non-compete agreements can be a valuable tool for employers and business owners to protect trade secrets; maintain confidential business information; preserve relationships with customers, patients or clients; defend goodwill; and protect investment in the extraordinary or specialized training of employees. Non-compete agreements intend to prevent individuals from competing with an employer after employment has ended.
Similarly, non-solicitation agreements intend to prevent individuals from soliciting clients or customers or other employees. In Florida, non-compete agreements and restrictive covenants can be enforceable. For successful enforcement, however, non-compete agreements must be, amongst other things, properly drafted and reasonable in duration and scope. We are available to assist Southwest Florida employers and business owners with the preparation and/or enforcement of non-compete agreements and restrictive covenants.
At Weldon & Rothman, PL, our attorneys’ can review and consult with you on your existing non-compete agreement or on a specific situation involving your existing non-compete agreement. We also draft non-compete agreements, and offer consultation to explore whether a non-compete agreement may be appropriate for your business.
Finally, we provide representation to employers and business owners in litigation and other legal proceedings to enforce non-compete agreements. We offer the following services for Southwest Florida Employers: Consultation Regarding Preparation Of Non-Compete Agreements; Consultation Regarding Existing Non-Compete Agreements; Preparation and Drafting of Non-Compete Agreements; Enforcement of Non-Compete Agreements (Non-Compete Litigation).
We pride ourselves on our service to and our exclusive focus on Southwest Florida: Naples, Ft. Myers, Sarasota, Bonita Springs, Estero, Marco Island, Immokalee, Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, Cape Coral, Lehigh Acres, North Port, Bradenton, Collier County, Lee County, Charlotte County, Manatee County, and Sarasota County. We have convenient offices in Naples, Florida, Ft. Myers, Florida, and Sarasota, Florida. We concentrate all of our efforts on serving and advocating for the people of Southwest Florida. This means that your case will be handled by a local employment lawyer who is available to meet with you in person, and who is familiar with the area’s legal community.
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