Chelle Law offers non-compete agreement dispute resolution for Phoenix, Arizona professionals, businesses and entrepreneurs. Our firm offers legal services that include attorney representation and litigation for employment contract disputes. An employment contract is an agreement that covers the employment relationship of a businesses and employees along with day to day responsibilities, policy and professional contacts. It allows the parties to clearly understand the terms of employment and their legal obligations contained in the employment contract based upon Arizona law. Our Phoenix Non Compete Agreement Lawyer approaches contract disputes and AZ law with our clients’ rights and expected outcome in mind. The Chelle Law firm will provide attorney representation for contract dispute services and associated practice areas including:
- Contract Review
- Contract Disputes
- Breach of Contract
- Severance Pay Lawyer
- Non Disclosure Agreement Lawyer
- Confidentiality Agreement Lawyer
- Non Solicitation Agreement Lawyer
Phoenix Non Compete Agreement Basics
A Non Compete Agreement prohibits an employee from working in a geographic area for a limited period of time in a specific job specialty. Unreasonable non competition agreements can cause huge headaches for the employee once the employment contract is terminated and the post-employment non compete time period begins. To clarify, a non compete agreement will prevent the employee from holding a specific position for a specific period of time in a specific area. For instance, a physician may be prohibited from practicing in their specialty for twelve months within ten miles of the current office practice of the employer. The restrictions contained in non compete agreements must be reasonable or a court could find it unenforceable and not legal. Once you contact our law firm attorney, we can assist employees in Phoenix, AZ with fighting an unreasonable non compete or negotiating with the employer to reach a settlement over the rights of the non competition clause. Arizona law does allow the enforcement of non compete agreements; however, whether the terms of the non-compete agreement are enforced depend upon several factors:
- Did the employee benefit from the non-compete clause?
- Does the non-compete clause violate Arizona public policy?
- Is the non compete agreement narrow in scope and does it protect the employer’s legitimate business interests?
- Whether the new agreement is reasonable in geographic limitation and temporal restriction
Non Compete Lawyer Assistance
We can review an employment contract prior to execution and determine whether it meets your needs and protects your ability to continue in your profession when the agreement is terminated. Our firm offers defense of claims that employees are in violation of the non-compete agreement contained in a new or existing employment contract. Many on compete agreements reach far beyond the protection of a business’ legitimate business interests. Legitimate business interests will include client/patient lists, practice policy, intellectual property rights and trade secrets.
Getting a Phoenix Contract Dispute Attorney
If you would like to set up a consultation with Chelle Law or learn more about our employment practice areas and the services our Phoenix Non Compete Agreement Lawyer provides, contact us today.