When you are hired for a new job, or when you are being laid off from a job, you may be asked to sign a non-compete agreement. This is a contract that employers will often have an employee sign in order to protect the assets of their business. In many cases, it is used to prevent someone from taking "trade secrets" or inside information from one company to a competitor.
Potential Consequences of Signing This Contract
A non-compete is a fairly straightforward type of agreement. However, when you are being laid off and a non-compete is required as part of your severance agreement, you may want to reconsider. A non-compete agreement may make it impossible for you to get a job in the same field for the life of your severance agreement. If you have been offered a severance agreement with a non-competition agreement within, contact an educated and committed attorney at your earliest convenience. At our firm, we may be able to help you negotiate the terms of your severance to something that is more beneficial and reasonable to your circumstances.
What if I have already signed the agreement?
In cases where you have already signed a non-compete agreement that is seriously hindering your ability to get a job in your particular field, there are steps you can take. An attorney can help you negotiate with your former employers and you may be able to "buy out" your non-compete agreement or other solution that will work for you.
If that is not possible, our legal team can go to court and argue that the terms of your non-compete are too broad. We may be able to have them narrowed so that they do not inhibit your options as much. There are steps you can take and options available to you if you have signed a non-compete, and one of our attorneys can discuss this with you if you contact our firm today.
You Have Options: Houston Overtime Lawyers
When struggling under the confines of this kind of binding agreement, you may be finding it hard to find a job that will allow you to make ends meet. At Sloan, Bagley, Hatcher & Perry, we are dedicated to helping our clients negotiate the terms of their severance agreements and non-compete agreements so that they can continue living a successful professional life after parting ways with their current employers.
While it may seem like you have no options after signing such an agreement, our attorneys have over 100 years of combined experience that we will bring to your case in the hopes of negotiating a better contract for you. We have experience in all areas of employee and business law, including overtime law and
wage garnishments. To secure a free case evaluation,
contact a Texas overtime attorney at the firm.