Non-Compete Clauses/Restrictive Covenants
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Restrictive covenants are provisions in an employment contract or agreement
that essentially limit your ability to compete with your former employer
after you leave. Although the stated goal of these covenants is to protect
their trade secrets and other confidential material, employers will often
use them as an intimidation tactic to prevent employees from leaving the company.
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Examples of Restrictive Covenants
Non-compete clauses are one of the most common restrictive covenants, and they can be very
broad in nature. Generally, these clauses will prevent you from working
for a competing company, as well as from starting your own company that
Non-recruitment or non-solicitation clauses restrict your ability to hire any employees
of your ex-employer for a specified length of time after the employment
Confidentiality provisions are perhaps the most common form of restrictive covenants and are often
signed by employees outside of a contractual agreement. These restrict
your ability to use any trade secrets or confidential information after
you leave the company.
In most cases, other restrictive covenants are all seen as support for
confidentiality provisions, as they restrict specific activities that
could lead to a breach of said provisions.
Can Restrictive Covenants Be Enforced?
In some cases, the restrictions put forth by these covenants are fully
legal and will be tough to combat. For many more employees, however, these
agreements can be unlawfully restrictive and may even be challenged in
court. Due to the complexity of these cases, it’s vital to contact
an experienced Indianapolis employment law attorney.
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Indianapolis employment attorneys has been standing for the rights of employees for more than five decades.
When you hire our firm, we will take the time to learn about your specific
case, and will craft a personalized, maximally effective legal strategy
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