New York Non-Compete Agreements Lawyer
Two of the most common types of restrictive covenants are non-competition agreements and non-solicitation agreements. Whether putting these agreements into an employment contract, planning for the future based on existing agreements or resolving disputes tied to these agreements, the New York law firm of Arthur R. Lehman can assist.
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Non-compete agreements, also known as covenants not to compete, are designed to prevent an employee from competing with his or her employer after the employment relationship has ended. For example, the agreement will typically require that the employee not start a similar business in the region within a certain time frame. In order to be effective, these agreements should specify a geographic range and a time frame, and seek to protect a legitimate business interest of the employer. Not doing so could detract from the effectiveness of the agreement.
Non-solicitation agreements are closely related to non-compete agreements. Essentially, these agreements permit the employee to compete generally with the former employer, but require that an employee not solicit the employer’s customers after the employment relationship has ended. Customers are a valuable commodity, and a business has a right to protect its customer base with a non-solicitation agreement.
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