Promises not to work in a certain field, for a certain time period, or within a certain geographic area, are becoming more common. These non-compete agreements and restrictive covenants often come with an actual or implied threat that if you don't sign, you're fired. Often, restrictive covenants and non-compete agreements are unfair. They ask for too much time, or affect too many industries. Sometimes, they cover too large an area.
Nearly always, these agreements can work a real hardship on you and your family. While the Courts examine these agreements with an eye toward fair and balanced enforcement, this examination can all too often be a result of you getting sued.
Our New Jersey employment attorneys can help you navigate how the Court might interpret your agreement, what factors it might consider, and how to avoid damaging litigation in determining your exit strategy. And if the worst befalls, and you're sued for breach of a restrictive covenant, our New Jersey employment lawyers can fight for you in Court.