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Non-Compete and Non-Disclosure Agreements

Posted July 9, 2017

As of January 2016, the average employee stays at one job 4.2 years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Just two years before, in 2014, that number was 4.6 years.  People are changing jobs faster than ever.  Just one generation ago, employees spent their entire career with one employer, or at least the majority of their career. Additionally, information, contacts, leads, and connections have become a more valuable and sought-after commodity that an employee can bring to the table when getting hired at another company. With employees changing jobs at record rates, and the information is more valuable than ever, more and more employers are making use of non-compete and non-disclosure agreements.

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If you are an employer, you should consider whether such an agreement is right for your company.  If you are an employee, you will need to consider and weigh the pros and cons of signing a non-compete agreement.  If you have already signed one, and you want to change jobs, you will need to consider the effect of such an agreement on your career prospects.  

Non-compete agreements are subject to review by the courts in New Jersey, and whether you are an employee or an employer, you should consider contacting the experienced employment law attorneys at our office for help and advice.  For a non-compete agreement to be upheld in New Jersey, it must, in part, do the following:

  • The non-compete agreement must protect the “legitimate interests” of the employer and the restrictions must not be greater than necessary to do so;
  • The non-compete agreement must not impose undue hardship on the employee; and
  • The non-compete agreement must not be harmful to the public.

Whether you are an employer or an employee, we can help you.  Our attorneys can offer assistance in drafting, reviewing or renegotiating your non-compete agreement so that it meets your needs, complies with the law, and would likely be found enforceable under the law.

Call the Experienced, Trusted New Jersey Attorneys of Foss, San Filippo & Milne Today

Do not risk your future business by entrusting your non-compete agreement to anyone other than an experienced employment law attorney. Call the New Jersey employment compliance attorneys of Foss, San Filippo & Milne, LLC. for consultation at once. We can be reached today at 732-741-2525.