A business need to protect itself from former employees who may try to use confidential business information to their advantage. Those former employees may even use that information at another company to compete unfairly, harming the client base and the bottom line of that business. Fortunately, a properly drafted non-compete agreement can help to protect a business from those activities.
At the Southern California of Lauby, Mankin & Lauby LLP, our lawyers provide advice for businesses and employers in the drafting and review of non-compete agreements. The laws regarding non-compete agreements in California can be complex. It is important to have an attorney on your side who can provide helpful, current advice about the legal requirements of your agreements.
When written properly, non-compete agreements not only protect your business, but can also protect the former employee’s right to work. These agreements need to meet several criteria, including:
Our firm will help you understand and meet these requirements in your non-compete agreements. We will also help you revise non-compete agreements that are made unenforceable due to recent changes in the law.
For more information about non-compete agreements and their effectiveness in California, contact an experienced business law attorney at Lauby, Mankin & Lauby. Call our office toll free at 888-959-8508 to make an appointment for an initial consultation.