At Pearson Butler, we understand Utah non-compete law and how to help you when a former employer is attempting to invoke a non-compete agreement. If you have been accused of violating any type of non-compete, non-solicitation, or non-disclosure agreement, contact us immediately. Non-compete agreements and non-solicitation agreements must meet very strict guidelines in order to be enforceable. Many non-compete agreements are written broadly with the intent to intimidate an employee from working for a competitor and are not enforceable. If you are being threatened by a former employer over a non-compete issue, contact us immediately and allow us to help you determine what your rights are.
For more information and insight, call Pearson Butler at (800) 265-2314.
Confidentiality & Non-Disclosure Agreements
Confidentiality is at the core of a non-disclosure agreement. As an employee, you may be asked to sign a confidentiality or non-disclosure agreement if you are going to learn the company’s confidential information. Confidential information is information that is not generally known to the public which the company keeps secret. This often includes proprietary information, trade secrets, customer lists and pricing, or marketing plans. Employers often carefully guard against the risk of having their confidential information disclosed to a competitor and against the risk having an employee use the knowledge to go into business in competition with the company. Non-disclosure agreements that protect a company’s information are far easier to enforce than non-compete agreements and employees should take great care to safeguard the confidential information of their employer. However, many employers attempt to protect information which is not confidential at all. If you have questions about what confidential information you have to keep secret, or if your employer is threatening you with having disclosed confidential information, call us immediately.
Non-Solicitation & Non-Disclosure Disputes
A non-solicitation agreement generally prohibits you from calling your former employer’s clients or customers to ask for their business and from trying to recruit former coworkers. Non-solicitation agreements are generally more enforceable than non-compete agreements and should dealt with carefully. But they also have limitations that your employer may not exceed. Like non-compete agreements and non-disclosure agreements, employers often draft the provisions too broadly in an attempt to intimidate employees from fairly competing. At Pearson Butler, we understand when a non-solicitation agreement is enforceable and how to help you navigate disputes over former customers and clients with a previous employer.
Contact a employment law attorney in Utah for seasoned representation in a dispute with an employer over a non-compete, non-solicitation, or non-disclosure agreement.