A restrictive covenant
is an employment contract that restricts the right of an employee to compete with his or her prior employer in business. These covenants are often included in employment agreements signed when an employee is first brought on and does not have reason to focus on the consequences that may arise from such an agreement in the future, if he or she is laid off or involuntarily terminated, for example. A properly drafted employment contract can protect the interests of both the employer and the employee. However, in today’s economic climate, where layoffs and involuntary terminations are happening more and more frequently, contracts such as these can significantly hinder an employee’s right to find work and earn a living. That is why it is more important than ever that anyone entering into an employment contract first have it reviewed by a qualified legal professional. At Comitz Law Firm, LLC
, we have many years’ experience representing the interests of both employees
in cases involving restrictive covenants
A non compete agreement is a restrictive covenant that seeks to prohibit the employee from working for a competitor within the company’s industry for a certain amount of time. A non-solicitation agreement is a restrictive covenant that does not seek to prohibit the employee from working in the industry, but instead seeks to prohibit the employee from rendering or soliciting to render services to company customers for a certain amount of time. Cases involving restrictive covenants typically revolved around the enforceability of the non compete or non-solicitation agreement. Pennsylvania law will only enforce those restrictive covenants that it deems “reasonable” (i.e., agreements that do not impose unreasonable geographical limitations or remain in effect for unreasonable amounts of time). PA buyout agreement Attorney Jonathan S. Comitz has litigated restrictive covenant cases in both state and federal court, and he is very familiar with the issues and risks on both sides of the courtroom. His experience with negotiating and drafting employment contracts for companies makes him a strong advocate for both business and individual clients in cases involving restrictive covenants.
At Comitz Law Firm, LLC, we know that the enforceability of restrictive covenants has become a major legal issue for U.S. employers and employees in recent years. Whether your goal is to protect your business or your personal right to earn a living, our staff will advocate tirelessly on your behalf to help you reach a timely and favorable resolution. Call us today for a free consultation and let us put our business expertise to work for you.