Companies often require employees to sign documents agreeing not to work for a competing firm. During the term of one’s employment, it is appropriate for a worker to avoid contact with a competitor. However, when these agreements, or covenants, extend beyond their departure, a former employee might be unfairly and unlawfully restricted from earning a living in their chosen field. At O'Brien & Marquard, P.L.C., we provide authoritative legal advice whether you previously executed a noncompete agreement or you’ve just been presented one to review.
States take different approaches to noncompete agreements, so it is important that you get personalized advice. Our Davenport attorneys will analyze the document to tell you what terms, if any, are enforceable. In states where post-employment covenants are enforceable, the restrictions usually must be reasonable. Particular terms at issue can include:
Even if you signed an agreement, there is a strong likelihood that all of its terms might not be enforceable. Our lawyers can help you seek a fairer arrangement.
It can be intimidating to confront a current or former employer about onerous noncompete covenants. We will arm you with the legal knowledge you need to safeguard your rights. Whether you’re a new employee or looking to start a new job, our attorneys will not allow you to be mistreated.
Contact O'Brien & Marquard, P.L.C. online or at 563-265-2392 to schedule a consultation with a thorough Iowa employment law attorney who can discuss the details of your noncompete agreement whether it has been executed or not.