Should You Sign a Noncompete Agreement?
Many employers require employees to sign noncompete agreements (also referred to as covenants not to compete). The terms of a noncompete agreement are generally based on geography and time. For example, an agreement might prevent the employee from working for a competitor within 100 miles of the company’s ZIP code for one year after leaving the company. These agreements are drafted by the employer and are always loaded in the company’s favor. In reality, these clauses can prohibit you from working in your field and severely impact your livelihood.
There are many reasons to obtain legal representation if you are faced with signing a noncompetition agreement. At Sterling Employment Law, our noncompete agreement lawyers in Detroit can review your agreement before you sign it. If you have already signed, we can let you know what your options are. We represent employees throughout the country. Contact us online or call our law office in Michigan at 888-486-6305.
Get Advice Regarding Your Noncompete Agreement
If you believe you have signed a bad or unreasonable noncompete agreement, we can help. Our attorneys can assist you with contract negotiations to make the contract more acceptable. For example, if you work in the auto industry in the Detroit metropolitan area, it may be unreasonable for your noncompete agreement to prevent you from working for any other auto manufacturer. Instead, the noncompete should list only specific companies that your employer explicitly wants to prevent you from moving to.
Do You Feel Trapped in Your Current Position?
If you feel trapped by your employment agreement, contact us to review your contract. If you resign, the implications may be different than if you are fired. Through our significant experience in employment law, we will work hard to help you move onto your next position without negatively impacting your livelihood.
Contact Our Lawyers Before Signing a Noncompete Agreement
If you have questions about a noncompete agreement, call us at 888-486-6305 to schedule a consultation with a knowledgeable lawyer.