Do Not Handle Your Nonsolicitation Agreement on Your Own
It is important to protect your business’s long-term interests by using nonsolicitation agreements with employees whenever possible. These agreements prevent former employees from soliciting your company’s client base for a competing business interest.
However, there are many complications and possible pitfalls in these agreements, and in some states it is very difficult to draft them in such a way that they will be legal and enforceable. Mistakes in this regard can be extremely costly to your business.
Talk with one of our lawyers at Chenoweth Law Group. From our headquarters in Portland, Oregon, we serve clients in a wide range of employment law and employment contract matters throughout the Northwest.
Will Your Nonsolicitation Agreement Hold Up?
It’s one thing to draft and have an employee sign a nonsolicitation agreement. It’s another thing to have the agreement be enforceable by law.
Some states will presume nonsolicitation agreements are not enforceable, leaving the burden of proof on the employer to establish why the agreement should stand up in court. Other states take a more favorable view. Every state can choose to not enforce an agreement of this kind if certain conditions are not met.
At CLG, we are well-versed in the state laws governing nonsolicitation agreements. Our lawyers serve clients in Oregon, Washington, California, and throughout the Northwest. We have the knowledge and experience to make sure your agreement is valid and enforceable.