Phoenix Non-Compete And Severance Agreements Attorney
Non-compete and severance agreements are employment contracts that are frequently the subject of dispute between employees and employers. Employees often feel pressured into signing these agreements to either secure their hire and employment or to secure financial compensation at the end of their employment. These agreements generally place restrictions on employees, and signing them may not always be in employees’ best interests.
If you are thinking about signing an agreement or you are facing limitations and restrictions due to an agreement you have already signed, a Phoenix non-compete and severance agreement attorney at the Zoldan Law Group PLLC can help. Our skilled severance agreement attorneys can review your agreements and discuss all of the potential legal impacts and restrictions.
Employment Agreement Practice
- We understand how the law applies to non-compete and severance agreements. In many cases, contract terms may be legally unenforceable, especially in non-compete agreements with unreasonable terms that are unduly restrictive.
- We regularly review employment agreements for employees and potential employees before they are signed. When we review your employment contracts prior to execution, our attorneys can explain the legal ramifications that may result from the enforcement of these contracts.
- We have represented clients on both sides of employment agreement disputes. This puts us in the unique position of being able to anticipate the other side’s best arguments so that we can prepare our arguments and representation accordingly.
Phoenix Non-Compete Agreements
Employees may sign a non-compete agreement as a condition of employment, or employees may be asked to sign a non-compete along with a severance agreement at the end of their employment. Non-compete agreements generally prohibit employees from competing with employers once they leave their jobs. Non-compete agreements often restrict the type of work an employee may do within a designated geographical region for a specified amount of time.
In some cases, the terms of these agreements are enforceable and binding. In other cases where the terms are too restrictive, and they fail to serve the purpose of protecting the employer from a former employee’s competition, the terms may be unenforceable. Our Phoenix employment law attorneys can review your agreement and attempt to renegotiate more favorable terms on your behalf. If your former employer does not agree to new terms, we can help you fight the overly restrictive and unreasonable terms in court.
Phoenix Severance Agreements
Severance agreements generally provide for employee compensation and benefits upon the employee’s departure from his or her job. Sometimes employees are entitled to severance pay based on a previously executed employment contract, but more often, severance packages are offered at the end of an employee’s employment.
These agreements usually provide that the employee will receive compensation in exchange for something else. For example, an employee may be required to sign a non-compete agreement or to give up his or her right to sue the employer. Employees may feel compelled to sign these agreements for the financial benefits, but sometimes the restrictions placed on employees may not be worth the severance pay/
Contact Our Non-Compete and Severance Agreement Lawyers
If you are thinking about signing a non-compete and severance agreement, or if you previously entered into these agreements and are now leaving your employment, you may need an attorney to review your contracts. We will discuss what the agreements offer, the restrictions that the agreements place on you, and look to whether or not the terms are enforceable. We also offer legal services to clients based in Tucson, Seattle, and Scottsdale.