Non-Compete / Restrictive Covenant Litigation Attorneys Serving Central Florida
Non-compete agreements are frequently considered essential by organizations to protect customer relationships and secret information. The most common test for enforcing a non-compete agreement is whether the employer has a statutorily defined, legitimate business interest that can be protected, and if so, if the employee or former employee has used that business interest in an unfair manner. For example, where an employee has stolen a copy of the company’s customer list, which contains secret and proprietary information, and has solicited clients or customers using the information obtained from the employer, a non-compete may be held enforceable. Non-compete agreements and restrictive covenants may also be enforced if the employer can establish that it has trade secrets that the employee has taken and used, or if the employee has taken and utilized the employer’s trade secrets.
Our labor and employment attorneys handle the creation and enforcement of non-compete agreements to protect your business interests. At ShuffieldLowman, we proudly serve clients throughout Central Florida. Contact us in Orlando, Lake Nona, Tavares, DeLand, or Port Orange today to set up a consultation.