New Jersey Non-Compete Lawyers

Let Our New Jersey Non-Compete Agreement Lawyers Help You Understand Your Options

A non-compete agreement is supposed to provide protections to a company or to those purchasing a business without imposing undue restrictions. However, these agreements may come with unjust or unfair limitations that severely hinder your right to make a living.

Let the non-compete lawyers at Zipin, Amster & Greenberg provide understanding and guidance surrounding non-compete agreements in New Jersey. We’ll explain everything you need to know about them to help you make informed decisions.

What is a Non-Compete Agreement?

A company will often go to great lengths to protect their competitive advantage over competitors. One way employers protect important information, such as trade secrets and other confidential information, is by requiring employees to sign non-compete agreements (sometimes called restrictive covenants). In a non-compete agreement, an employee agrees not to seek employment with one of the employer’s competitors for a set period of time after leaving the company.

The exact terms of non-compete agreements vary across all industries. Employers often include unreasonable terms or limitations that are not permitted under New Jersey law. If your employer has asked you to sign a non-compete agreement or is trying to enforce a non-compete agreement after you’ve left your employment, the non-compete attorneys at Zipin, Amster & Greenberg can help in this challenging situation.

Who Should Sign a Non-Compete Agreement?

Not all employees will be required to sign non-compete agreements. However, employees who have knowledge of a business’ trade secrets, clients, or other confidential information about a business to start a similar one may be required to sign a non-compete agreement. This is because when employees have this much confidential information, they could use it to start a competing business or to help another competitor.

Typical employees who are asked to sign a non-compete agreement include:

  • Those in research or product development roles
  • Sales or service employees who suggest solutions to customer problems
  • Engineers or drafting employees
  • Workers involved with trade names, sales, and advertising
  • Employees in manufacturing, maintenance, and production of equipment or products
  • Those who have knowledge of how a business’s products work

Our non-compete lawyers at Zipin, Amster & Greenberg can help New Jersey employees determine if their position requires a non-compete agreement.

What Risks Do Non-Compete Agreements Present?

Non-compete agreements are often drafted by a company or its attorneys. Not surprisingly, these contracts often focus more on the company’s wellbeing over the just treatment of their employees.

That means an employee signing a non-compete agreement may face certain risks, such as:

  • Restricting them from future employment in a city, state, or region
  • Limiting them from engaging in specific job activities for other entities during their employment
  • Preventing them from finding a future job in the same or a similar field
  • Imposing an unreasonably long period of time in which they can’t perform work in their occupation

This is not an exhaustive list of the risks a non-compete agreement can present. If you are unsure if your agreement will impose undue restrictions, contact the attorneys at Zipin, Amster & Greenberg today.

Are There Laws on Non-Compete Agreements in New Jersey?

While there are no present laws, statutes, or regulations in New Jersey that specifically govern non-compete agreements, New Jersey courts have placed limitations on their use. Non-compete agreements must be reasonable in their geographic scope and the duration of time they last. Moreover, New Jersey non-compete agreements must be necessary to protect the employer’s business interests, not place an undue hardship on they employee, and not be against the public interest.

Experienced non-compete lawyers like those with Zipin, Amster & Greenberg can effectively apply state and federal laws along with past court rulings to advise you on the reasonableness of your non-compete agreement or assist you in challenging its enforceability.

Do I Have Options If I’m Under a Non-Compete Agreement?

Even though a non-compete agreement written by corporate attorneys may seem to hold authority over your life and future employment, you can still avail yourself of legal protections.

This includes challenging the legality of terms or restrictions in private or in court, both of which should be handled by non-compete lawyers like those at Zipin, Amster & Greenberg to achieve the best outcome.

Our non-compete attorneys have a proven history of helping our clients receive justice thanks to the insight and understanding our legal team provides on these matters.

Our Non-Compete Attorneys Provide the Guidance You Need

The non-compete lawyers at Zipin, Amster & Greenberg will provide you with the legal guidance and insights you need to understand your non-compete agreement and make the best decision.

We also will help you draft a non-compete agreement for your employees that safeguards your business’ competitive edge without imposing unnecessary restrictions on your employees.

Let Our New Jersey Employment Lawyers Provide Peace of Mind

Thanks to years in employment law, our non-compete attorneys at Zipin, Amster & Greenberg understand every letter of your non-compete agreement.

That means we can help you feel in control at any stage, whether that means you’re contemplating a job offer or even being threatened with a lawsuit over a non-compete agreement.

Contact Our New Jersey Non-Compete Lawyers For Help

The employment lawyers at Zipin, Amster & Greenberg are ready to provide guidance based on a thorough knowledge of employment law combined with years of legal experience. Contact us today to get the legal help you need.

Fill out our contact form today or call us at (551) 244-1257.

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