Non solicitation Agreements

A non-solicitation agreement is usually covered in a restrictive covenant within an employment contract. Employees and former employees agree or promise to not solicit business or other employees that causes competition against employer or former employer, usually for up to one year after their employment is terminated by either party.

Former employers look to the law on restrictive covenants for protection from previous employees. Former employees who create work competition by taking over your customers or providing same services in your area at a reduced rate can affect your company's profit. This is understandable, but also cautionary for employees to be aware not to breach such a non-solicitation agreement.

Determining whether you are a victim or truly violated a restrictive covenant should be determined by a legal expert along with the basic that need to present for a case. Three essential things should be clear about the covenant to the person who signs it:

  • Time limiting period of restriction;
  • Geographical restriction limits; and
  • Reasonable restrictions scope.

Normally, such an agreement should be signed by employee to be effective and provided a copy. It's to either party's advantage to provide proof of this signed agreement to determine if there was a breach or violation of contract or victimization. Our experienced legal experts know the appropriate scope of the protective laws and can guide you through the entire legal process.

If you are unsure if you may be a victim or you violated a covenant, contact our attorneys at The Zoldan Law Group for a consultation today at 480-442-3410.