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Noncompete Clause Representation

A noncompete agreement is a legal contract that restricts the actions of an employee after the relationship with an employer has ended. It limits those actions by stating that an employee may not compete with his or her former employer for a specific amount of time, within a specified geography and under specific terms. For employers, it is important to ensure that the terms in a noncompete agreement are valid and enforceable.

The experienced lawyers at Burns & Hansen, P.A., in Minneapolis provide dedicated representation and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses in the Twin Cities and throughout Greater Minnesota. We can help you understand how to protect your business and to avoid expensive disputes in the future. Schedule a free initial discussion with us today.

Protecting Businesses With Noncompete Agreements

Businesses often invest a great deal of money in building a client base, establishing processes and forging a unique path toward success. It is critical that a business keep this knowledge confidential in order to maintain a competitive advantage and to survive in the marketplace. Since employees in sales and manufacturing are usually exposed to this confidential information, there needs to be a method in place for companies to protect their interests.

There are limits, however, to this protection, since it is in the public interest for people to work and be productive. A noncompete agreement needs to be properly restricted by geography, by time and by industry. It must also be limited to a legitimate interest of the company.

At Burns & Hansen, P.A., we can ensure that your noncompete agreement is tailored to meet your needs as a business while balancing the terms against those of the employee. We will draft it in a way that it will not be held invalid. Contact us online or call 952-219-7897. We represent clients throughout the state of Minnesota.