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Non-Compete Agreements and Their Role in Business
When your focus is on the success of a business, it is vital that trade secrets and other confidential information about how a business runs and produces its product are kept out of the hands of competitors. A lot of time and effort goes into developing trade secrets. Additionally, hours upon hours of training can be spent getting employees up to speed and able to use specialty equipment, programs, tools, information, etc.
Needless to say, having an employee leave and begin work for a competitor can be detrimental. Even if the employee has no intention of divulging trade secrets or other confidential information, their training and knowledge alone could give a definite advantage to a competitor. That is why including non-disclosure and non-compete agreements, as part of standard
employment agreements, is vital.
We, at HKM Employment Attorneys, concentrate in employment law. Our attorneys have over 40 years combined experience dealing with businesses, employers and employees and we understand what needs to be done to protect you and your business. When you consult with a Washington employment law attorney from our firm, we will be able to review your specific needs so we can devise and compile the air-tight legal documents and agreements your business requires.
Preparing Non-Compete Agreements
Taking action ahead of time can save or prevent legal claims and litigation later. Not to mention the hundreds or hundreds of thousands of dollars you could have to spend trying to defend trade secrets and confidential business information after the fact. If you or need help preparing trade secret, non-disclosure or non-compete agreements, we have the experience in drafting these documents you need. Don't wait until you face a legal problem. Protect your rights. Take steps now to ensure your business information and trade secrets remain in safe hands.
Contact a Washington employment law attorneyat our firm today.