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Milwaukee employment contract attorney non-compete clauseBy Attorney Erin Strohbehn

A non-compete clause or agreement is a written contract between an employee and employer that restricts the employee from interacting with others in a way that would compete or interfere with their current employer. This type of contract serves an essential function in commercial life, lowering the risks of exposing a company’s professional secrets, client information, and other strategic tactics and business moves. Although a company cannot force an employee to sign a non-compete clause, an employer may dismiss or choose not to hire a person who declines to sign. When disputes over non-compete agreements arise, commercial litigation may be necessary.

Non-Compete Clause Requirements and Limitations

Typically, non-compete clauses must state the reason for the agreement, be effective on a certain date and for a limited period of time, and list a specific geographic area where they will apply. Some include a non-solicitation clause that restricts an employee from soliciting other employees of the company and imposes penalties if the non-compete clause is broken. Non-compete clauses cannot impose restrictions that would affect a person’s ability to earn a living, and they cannot disallow an individual from gaining employment. The terms of these contracts must be fair, just, and reasonable.

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Milwaukee employment attorney, employment law, employment agreements, non-compete agreements,  employment contractsStarting a new business is an exciting time for everyone involved, especially for the business owners once they see their plans come to fruition. However, the myriad of details that require attention when starting a new business can be overwhelming, and there are many complex issues that a business owner will need to deal with, from financial arrangements and tax issues to decisions about property.

One area that should not be overlooked when starting a new business is employment law. Employers will need to be sure that they are abiding by the law in any employment contracts and that the terms of their employment agreements are enforceable.

Employment Agreements in Wisconsin

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