Non-Compete & Employment Law to Protect Your Business
You’ve worked long and hard to build your business and naturally want to protect your bottom line. Patents and copyrights protect your rights to the ideas and processes that are uniquely yours. In the same way, you can protect the knowledge that specialized employees bring to your business through non-compete agreements.
Every non-compete agreement is unique. When you need to create compliant non-compete agreements, turn to the attorneys who focus on employment law — Valverde & Rowell, P.C. in Virginia Beach. For a confidential consultation, contact an educated employment law attorney for skilled counsel about keeping trade secrets off-limits to competitors through the mouths of your employees.
Creating Non-Compete Agreements for Employers
The Virginia Trade Secrets Act protects the rights of employers. If an employee worked on a project for your company, the code, design or information belongs to you, not the employee. If the employee leaves the company, he or she does not have the right to benefit from privately kept information at another company.
Many employers pursue non-compete agreements in order to protect their trade secrets. At Valverde & Rowell, P.C. we can help you draft an agreement that is in compliance, while promoting your interests and bottom line. If you are interested in hiring an employee from a competitor, talk to us about it first. We have ample experience in reviewing existing agreements as well as drafting tight non-compete agreements in order to avoid future problems. Our attorneys are also experienced in litigating non-compete agreements and thus can represent you on either side of that case.
Reviewing Non-Compete Agreements for Employees
As an employee, however, you do have the right to have an attorney review a non-compete agreement. In some cases, non-compete agreements are written so tightly that you cannot pursue employment with another company in the same field for a specified period of time. A non-compete agreement lawyer at our firm can look out for your best interests, and flag potential conflicts for negotiation.
Contact an Employment Law Attorney
For a confidential appointment with a qualified employment law lawyer, contact our Virginia Beach office today. Our attorneys focus on all the important issues of employment law such as non-compete agreements as well as employer compliance, employer representation and unemployment claims or appeals.
Bradford A. MillerAssociate at Valverde & Rowell, P.C.
Hugo Raul ValverdePartner at Valverde & Rowell, P.C.
R. Barry RowellPartner at Valverde & Rowell, P.C.
Andrew J. ReigelAssociate at Valverde & Rowell, P.C.