Carr Law Firm, P.A.
Serving All Of Florida
407-426-9300 888-351-0905

Disputes related to non-competition agreements

A non-competition agreement is a contract or clause in your contract that prohibits you from starting a business or profession that is a direct competitor of your current employer. Several companies ask their employees to sign these agreements in an attempt to protect their business and clients in case they are poached. A non-competition agreement usually keeps the company secrets safe, making sure they are not used against the company. These contracts are not appreciated by some courts because they could stand in the way of someone earning an honest living.

Breach of non-competition agreements can lead to heavily scrutinized cases and legal battles. If the employee decides to leave the organization and start a business to compete with their ex-employer, they have to break the agreement. There are some ways to get around the agreement, but they involve getting permission from the employer and informing them beforehand. The court has the power to nullify the agreement in case the judge believes that the business interests being protected are not important enough.

Non-competition agreements are only valid if the employee had complete knowledge of what they were signing. It is the employer's duty to explain the contract, so that the employee can consider all options before signing.

If one of your employees has breached the non-competition clause in their contract, it is advisable to discuss the situation with an experienced attorney. The attorney will address the legal matter while making sure your reputation and prestige are not marred by the proceedings.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
| Email Us For A Response

What Clients Say About Carr Law Firm

  • Pete Carr has represented my companies for the past several years. He has handled all of the companies litigation needs along with providing legal counsel and legal documents as needed. Pete is always extremely professional but the thing that I like the most about Pete is how responsive he is when needed.
    Danny Quinn, President
    Quinn Commercial, Inc and Quinn Contractors, Inc.
    read more
  • Peter Carr of the Carr Law Firm, P.A., has represented various companies I owned since 2009. Mr. Carr is a great talent in landlord/tenant disputes and general corporate litigation. In every case he has represented me in, he researched and advised me of the best solutions to either settle the case or to fight.
    Abdul Mathin
    Blackmine Property Management
    read more
  • Pete has been my attorney for many years. I previously worked with other attorneys and what I like about Pete is that he looks at all angles of the situation and gives me advice that is in my best interests, even if it’s not what I want to hear. When necessary, he litigates aggressively.
    Vincent F. Wolle, CCIM, SIOR
    Broker-Investment Partner
    Results Real Estate Partners, LLC
    read more

Carr Law Firm, P.A.
203 E. Livingston Street
Orlando, FL 32801

Toll Free: 888-351-0905
Phone: 407-426-9300
Fax: 407-426-9304
Map & Directions