Orange County Non-Compete Disputes Lawyer
With non-compete agreements, a company attempts to protect its business practices and interests by having employees agree not to pursue a similar trade or profession that is in competition with the company. This sort of contract law makes it illegal for an employee to gain an advantage in the marketplace by exploiting confidential information after termination or resignation from their original employer.
If you have a former employee that has failed to follow your agreement, or if you have been accused of violating your non-compete agreement, you may need an experienced Orange County non-compete disputes attorney to resolve your case as quickly as possible. Call 949-861-2524 for a confidential consultation with the lawyers of DAIILY ALJIAN LLP.
Types of Non-Compete Violations
When an employee that is privy to sensitive information leaves a company, in many ways it is the company rather than the former employee that is in a vulnerable position. Thus, an employer may choose to have employees sign non-compete agreements so that they are legally prohibited from sharing pertinent information. In order for the contract to be legally binding, the non-compete agreement must have “reasonable” limitation.
In general, a former employee can violate a non-compete agreement by inappropriately sharing or utilizing any of the following:
- Trade secrets
- Marketing strategies
- Client lists
- Planned products
- Business practices
A non-solicitation agreement is similar, but it pertains to existing employees. This means that a current employee cannot try to gain work from customers of the company. A non-solicitation agreement usually accompanies a non-compete agreement.
Contract law is complicated, especially when you are dealing with existing and former employees who have access to trade secrets or other information that could damage your business. Call the Orange County non-compete disputes lawyers at Daily Aljian at 949-861-2524 today to discuss your case.