What Is a Non-Compete Agreement in New Jersey? | What to Know

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What is a non-compete agreement?

If someone is employed in a new position at a place of employment, it is likely that he or she will have to sign a non-compete agreement. This is a clause that is utilized in employment contracts that control the circumstances under which an individual can quit their job to take another one. Mainly, this clause targets jobs that are within the same industry and geographical location.

Do not wait to reach out to our firm today if you are encountering a non-compete agreement and would like to learn more. We are prepared to help you through each step of the way.

What is the purpose of a non-compete agreement in New Jersey?

Employers typically utilize non-compete agreements to prevent employees that have certain skills and with access to confidential information from leaving and going to work for a competitor. Typically, non-competes are executed at high-level, c-suite employees with access to business information that could harm a business if that information was discussed elsewhere.

Non-competes can be offered to employees either at the start of employment or mid-way through employment and need to be supported by something given in exchange for the agreement.

What if my non-compete agreement is too limiting?

In some instances, an employee may find that the non-compete agreement they signed prevents their ability to practice their trade. This is when legal action may be pursued. If a contested non-compete agreement matter ends up in court, the court will take a few aspects into consideration. These factors include whether the agreement is required to defend the interests of the employer, whether the agreement places an unreasonable burden on the employee, and whether the agreement is opposed to the needs of the public.

You will want to realize that each situation is different and the court will consider various factors differently. Because these issues are highly subjective, they need the assistance of a skilled employment law attorney, whether you are the employee or the employer. Do not wait to reach out to our firm today to talk with a skilled employment law attorney about your case and your options.

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