Non-Compete Agreement Attorneys

At Georgia Wage Lawyers, we understand the importance of protecting your professional freedom. Few contracts can significantly impact your career opportunities and livelihood as Non-compete agreements. Whether you’re facing challenges with an existing non-compete agreement or need assistance negotiating the terms of a new one, our team of experienced attorneys is here to help.

What Are Non-Compete Agreements?

Non-compete agreements are contracts between employers and employees or independent contractors or vendors. They restrict the employee’s ability to work for a competitor or start a competing business for a specified period after leaving their current position. These agreements typically include provisions regarding the geographical area in which the employee is prohibited from competing and the duration of the restriction.

Because non-compete agreements are in partial restraint of trade and limit the marketplace for skilled workers, not all non-compete agreements are valid and enforceable. They must be narrowly tailored to restrict only the employer’s legitimate business interests and not simply to prevent competition. To be enforceable, they must be reasonable in the nature of the competition restricted, in the geographic area to which the restrictions apply, and reasonable in duration.  If a non-compete agreement is found to be enforceable, the employer may be able to get an injunction, which is a court order requiring that the employee comply with the agreement. Monetary damages and legal fees can also be assessed.

Why Seek Expert Legal Guidance?

Here’s how Georgia Wage Lawyers can assist you with your Non-compete agreement.

Explaining Career Limitations:

Non-compete agreements may restrict your ability to work for competing companies or start your own business in the same industry after leaving your current employer. We’ll make sure you understand the scope of these restrictions. More importantly, we’ll help you make informed decisions about your career path and future opportunities.

Analyzing Job Mobility:

Additionally, they can impact your job mobility by limiting your options for seeking employment in similar roles or industries. We can help you identify these restrictions that can influence your decisions when considering job offers or negotiating employment contracts.

Outlining Your Legal Obligations:

Signing a valid non-compete agreement creates rules that you must follow ‌even after leaving your current job. Therefore, our team will inform you of the terms and conditions outlined in the agreement. ‌It is essential to avoid potential legal disputes or consequences in the future.

Understanding The Impact on Your Income:

Also, non-compete agreements may limit your ability to earn income in your chosen field or industry. Thus, affecting your earning potential and financial stability. Our non-compete agreement lawyers will guide you through the industry limitations.

Know The Geographic Limitations:

Finally, valid non-compete agreements pecify geographic limitations, restricting your ability to work within a certain radius or region after leaving your current job. This is essential, especially if you plan to relocate or pursue employment opportunities in different locations.

Common Disputes and Challenges:

Non-compete agreements can often lead to disputes between employers and employees, especially when the terms of the agreement are unclear or overly restrictive. Some common disputes and challenges associated with non-compete agreements include

1. Ambiguity in the agreement’s language leads to differing interpretations.

2. Disputes over the reasonableness of the scope and duration of the non-compete restriction.

3. Allegations of breach of contract by either party.

4. Challenges regarding the enforceability of the agreement under Georgia law.

Why Partner With Georgia Wage Lawyers?

Our team of skilled attorneys specializes in handling non-compete agreement disputes and providing expert legal guidance to employees facing challenges with these contracts. Here’s how we can assist you:

1. Legal Analysis:

We’ll conduct a thorough review of your non-compete agreement to assess its enforceability and identify any potential grounds for challenge.

2. Negotiation:

If you’re entering into a new employment contract with a non-compete agreement, we can negotiate the terms on your behalf to ensure they are fair and reasonable.

3. Litigation:

In cases where disputes cannot be resolved through negotiation, we are prepared to represent you in litigation and fight vigorously to protect your rights and interests.

4. Enforcement Defense:

If your former employer is attempting to enforce a non-compete agreement against you, we will mount a strong defense and advocate for your right to pursue gainful employment.

Schedule Your Free Consultation

Navigating non-compete agreements can be complex and challenging, but you don’t have to face it alone. Georgia Wage Lawyers is dedicated to helping employees understand their rights and options when it comes to non-compete agreements. Whether you need assistance drafting, negotiating, or challenging a non-compete agreement, our experienced attorneys are here to provide the skilled legal representation you need to safeguard your professional freedom. Contact us today for a free consultation to discuss your non-compete agreement concerns. We protect our employees with dedication and expertise. Contact our office for a free consultation today!