Gaining an Attorney's Perspective on Employment Contracts
Starting a new job is often a whirlwind event. Between orientation sessions, networking events with new coworkers and getting adjusted to new work spaces, it can seem overwhelming. In fact, many employees handle some of the most important matters — signing non-compete, non-disclosure and trade secret agreements — without knowing their significance.
If you are asked to sign a non-compete or non-disclosure agreement, you should know that these documents can have a significant effect on your career down the road. The fine print and legal language may affect where you can work, which clients you can continue relationships with and which information you can disclose. Some employees are even asked to give up the right to any intellectual property they develop while in the course of employment.
Attorney Anthony J. Poidmore offers experienced legal counsel on employment law agreements, including non-compete and non-disclosure agreements. He reviews these documents with clients and helps them fully understand their options before they sign — or don't sign.
If a Non-Compete or Non-Disclosure is Being Enforced Against You
If a non-compete or non-disclosure agreement is being enforced against you by a past employer, it is critical that you seek a lawyer's advice as soon as possible. You could stand to lose your current employment or the clients who support your business. The results could be financially devastating.
An experienced litigator with a reputation for aggressive action, Mr. Poidmore is dedicated to protecting your rights in employment law matters. He has years of experience as a trial attorney and has handled hundreds of jury trials, achieving successful jury verdicts and settlements for clients throughout the Sacramento area.
Mr. Poidmore has in-depth understanding of employment law and knows that employers often bring lawsuits when the contacts they attempt to enforce are, in fact, unenforceable. Non-compete agreements may prohibit too large of a geographic area or too long of a period of time to be enforced by the court. Non-disclosure agreements may actually only apply to certain limited information.
Contact a Lawyer
While you do have options regarding non-compete and non-disclosure agreements, it is critical to act on them quickly. Contact the law firm of Anthony J. Poidmore in Roseville, California, by completing an online contact form.