Will I get sued by my employer for changing jobs when all I’m trying to do is provide a better future for my family? Do I really have to stay ‘on the bench’ for a year or more while valuable clients, customers and contacts go elsewhere?
The ability to change employers to seek better opportunities and career advancement within your chosen field or profession is a right which many New Jersey executives and professionals take for granted. What do you do if your employer has restricted your job mobility with a non-compete agreement?
As with other contracts, the best time to discuss and negotiate the terms of your non-compete agreement are at the outset of the employment relationship. If you have been presented with a non-compete agreement by your employer, do not be afraid to ask for a period of attorney review in order to get the advice and counsel you need to make an informed decision. If you have already signed your non-compete agreement, you need to fully understand your duties and obligations. The time to think about the ramifications of your non-compete agreement is before you leave your current employer, not after. Legal problems can be avoided if you plan your exit from your current employer carefully. Traub Law will review your non-compete agreement and give you the thoughtful, considered advice you need to make an informed decision and help you craft your exit strategy in a way that will avoid non-compete litigation.
If you have been served with a non-compete lawsuit, you must act very quickly to secure a seasoned, aggressive and determined attorney to defend you. There are many valid defenses to non-compete lawsuits that can be raised by an experienced New Jersey non-compete agreement attorney. Our lawyers have successfully defended New Jersey (NJ) executive and professionals in non-compete litigation and will provide you with the aggressive courtroom representation you need.