Nearly every business has valuable confidential information, and many derive substantial value from this information, making it a dominant asset of the entity. It follows that protection of proprietary information within an organization is a vital business priority. Non-compete, non-solicitation, non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements are critical tools to protect value and form a core part of the intellectual property of a business.
Employers and employees must evaluate the enforceability of restrictive covenants. Many factors are considered when courts determine whether such agreements are valid. Antheil Maslow & MacMinn employment attorneys can help employers draft enforceable documents that protect the business. We can also act swiftly and effectively to enforce employer rights under such agreements. This may mean filing an injunction, seeking damages for a breach, or negotiating an alternative resolution, but in any event, we offer employers timely recourse to secure their vital confidential information and business assets.
Our attorneys can also counsel employers on proactive risk management strategies to safeguard trade secrets and protect their rights. This may include advice on steps to pursue with new hires or when employees who have signed restrictive covenants leave the company.
Our attorneys can assist employees in negotiating these agreements, navigating their restrictions, and defending claims brought by employers.