Use Care When Signing a Non-compete Agreement

Starting a new job often involves signing a contract governing the relationship between worker and employer. These contracts commonly have a section called a noncompetition clause, or non-compete agreement. These clauses can be difficult to understand, so to protect your rights you should speak with a lawyer you can trust.

At Cross Law Firm, S.C., we are dedicated to protecting the rights of Wisconsin workers. We have more than 35 years of experience handling employment law issues, including those involving non-compete agreements. When you come to us, we will analyze the contract thoroughly to make sure it is legal and that it treats you fairly.

To arrange a consultation with one of our experienced Milwaukee non-compete agreement attorneys, please call 414-224-0000 or contact us online. We have offices in Milwaukee, Waukesha, Wausau and Chicago.

What Is a Non-Compete Agreement?

A non-compete agreement is a contract that restricts an employee from taking certain actions after the employment relationship ends. Essentially, it is designed to prevent an employee from competing with the former employer by misusing intellectual property, divulging trade secrets, performing similar duties for another company, and taking other actions that might be considered competitive.

How Do Non-Compete Agreements Work?

In Wisconsin, it is very important for non-compete agreements to be written carefully so that they are not overly restrictive. In our state, if a court finds that the agreement is too restrictive, it will be declared invalid. In fact, these agreements are presumed to be invalid, but the majority of them will actually be considered valid as long as they do not go too far.

How We Can Help

Our attorneys have in-depth knowledge of non-compete clauses and all other aspects of employment agreements. We offer services for both employees and employers, including:

  • Drafting non-competes for businesses
  • Negotiating non-competes as part of contracts for executives and other employees
  • Negotiating revisions or buyouts
  • Working with a new employer who is hesitant to hire a potential employee who is bound by a non-compete

Contact a Wisconsin Employment Contract Attorneys

We are ready to answer any questions you may have about an employment contract or a severance package. To schedule a consultation with an experienced attorney, call 414-224-0000 or contact our law firm online. Evening and weekend appointments are available for your convenience.