When starting a position, it is common for your employer to compel you to sign an employment agreement. The terms of this agreement dictate who you can work with or for during the terms of your employment. These agreements also can stipulate the period following your resignation or termination that you are able to work with competitors or clients. If you are in a situation in which an employee agreement has allegedly been violated, you will need to hire a Cleveland, Ohio employment agreement attorney to review your case. The legal professionals at The Friedmann Firm are specialized employment lawyers in Cleveland, Ohio that can help.
A non-compete or non-solicitation agreement prevents former employees from working for or soliciting clients from a competitor for a specified period of time. Ohio law does not prevent employers from requiring employees to sign these non-compete agreements. Whether or not a non-compete agreement is enforceable is based on if its provisions are reasonable, according to Ohio law.
The well-versed Cleveland employment agreement attorneys with the Friedmann Firm can review your employment agreements and determine if your non-compete clause is enforceable. If you are allegedly in violation of a non-compete agreement, you will need an employment agreement attorney to represent you.
Your previous employer may file a cease-and-desist, demanding that you cease the behavior that is supposedly in violation, such as working for the competitor of your previous employer. Should you not cease-and-desist, your previous employer may file a lawsuit and request a preliminary injunction against you. If this preliminary injunction is granted, it can affect your employment status with your new employer. Even if you are not allegedly in violation of a non-compete agreement and are just planning to change jobs, it is beneficial to have the assistance of an employment attorney to determine how to successfully avoid any violations stipulated in a non-compete clause.
Employment laws are complex. As employee rights attorneys based in Cleveland, Ohio, the members of the legal team at The Friedmann Firm pride themselves on knowing how to make the legal system work for employees to ensure fairness in hiring, promotions, treatment by management and co-workers and pay and benefits. We will fight aggressively for workers who experience discrimination, harassment, or unequal pay and withheld overtime. We look for innovative ways to resolve disputes in our clients’ favor while understanding that each person comes to us with a different set of goals.
If you are starting a new job, changing jobs, or if you find yourself in alleged violation of a non-compete clause, our Cleveland Employment Agreement attorneys will be there with you through every step of the process. We will ensure that you only have to comply with reasonable provisions under Ohio law. We offer free consultations, call The Friedmann Firm at 440-703-8550 today to speak to one of our Cleveland Employment Agreement attorneys.