Skillful Chagrin Falls Business Attorneys Fight Against Non-compete Violations
Comprehensive representation for your Ohio business needs
Non-compete clauses are meant to protect the confidential trade secrets of businesses. Unfortunately, these preventative tools commonly lead to disputes between companies and former employees. If you are seeking to enforce your company’s non-compete agreement, trust an experienced Cleveland non-compete violations attorney to represent your interests in the Ohio courts. With a team of dedicated and knowledgeable attorneys, Gertsburg Law provides a cost-saving alternative for business clients seeking to enforce a non-compete agreement.
The legalities of a non-compete agreement
Under a non-compete contract, employees generally agree to not compete with the employer upon termination of the employment relationship. The specific details and restrictions of the contract differ, depending on the interests and concerns of the employer and the laws of the governing state. While some states completely prohibit non-compete clauses, Ohio recognizes their enforceability, within limits.
The state courts have framed non-compete enforceability in terms of reasonableness, based on the following elements:
- The restrictions do not extend beyond what is necessary to protect the employer’s interests
- The restrictions do not place an undue hardship on the employee
- The agreement does not counter public interest
In our years of business litigation experience, our attorneys have helped companies assert their positions in relation to the following non-compete agreement details:
- The reasonableness of the contract’s duration
- The reasonableness of the contract’s geographic limitations
- The exclusivity of the former employee’s interaction with customers
- The former employee’s knowledge of company trade secrets
An experienced Chagrin Falls business litigation attorney at our firm assists you in determining whether the restrictions of your non-compete agreement are legal and enforceable. We understand the elements considered by the courts in these cases.
Enforcement of non-compete agreements
The state of Ohio places the burden on the company to prove the legality and enforceability of a non-compete agreement. This is why it is especially important to secure representation from a knowledgeable Cleveland business litigation lawyer. If aspects of the agreement are ruled unenforceable, the Ohio courts have the option of striking down the entire contract or modifying the provisions in favor of the employee.
The attorneys of Gertsburg Law understand what is at stake for your business. That is why we work with you to review the specific provisions of your non-compete agreement and determine the best course of action for enforcement. We offer our clients an alternative to inflated bills and insufficient communication, with flexible payment arrangements and transparent representation.
Let knowledgeable Chagrin Falls and Cleveland lawyers help you enforce your non-compete agreement
With a proven track record of success in various areas of corporate law, the attorneys of Gertsburg Law provide your business with comprehensive and trustworthy representation. Call our office today at 440-683-6383 or complete our contact form for a consultation about the details of your case. Our team proudly provides professional representation to businesses in Cleveland and Chagrin Falls, Ohio.