Although frowned upon by the courts, covenants not to compete are enforceable in many instances if reasonably limited in scope and supported by consideration. Our experienced business law attorneys defend and enforce non-compete agreements in Western PA.
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It is called an “injunction” when a court restrains an employee from working in a certain field or industry or communicating trade secrets. A court may award the moving party money damages and attorney fees, depending on the defenses available.
Our Pittsburgh, Pa lawyers offer a free consultation about the enforcement (employer) or defense (employee) of a covenant not to compete, trade secret claim, or any other business and employment law matter.
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Non-Compete Agreements. Our lawyers in Pittsburgh review non-competition clauses that prevent an employee from working, preliminary injunctions, permanent injunctions relating to a covenant not to compete. We address unfair competition issues, trade secrets, customer lists, non-competition agreement, covenant not to compete, and defenses to non-compete clauses, such as failure of consideration, lack of a protectable interest, legitimate business activity, balancing in favor of the employee versus the employer, undue restrictions, unreasonable geographic scope, or length of time. Our attorneys in Pittsburgh evaluate non compete contracts and defenses, such as the lack of consideration, excessive scope of the agreement, time length, or geographic impact. We also evaluate frivolous claims and whether a part failed to hire qualified private investigator before bringing suit for wrongful competition. We also evaluate the possibility of a buyout of the non-compete or other settlement possibilities. Call an attorney in PA to evaluate any restrictive covenant or employment issue, such as wrongful termination.
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