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Helping With Severance Agreements

Chicago Employment Lawyer: Non-Compete Agreements

Non-Compete Agreement Review, Revision & Negotiation

Generally, a non-compete agreement forbids an employee from owning or working for a competitor for a specific period of time and geographical area. You may be asked to sign a non-compete agreement at the time you are hired, during the course of employment, or as a condition for a severance agreement. Even if a non-compete agreement is so poorly drafted that it would not stand up in court, such an agreement may deter prospective employers from hiring you.

The Law Offices of Fern Trevino is skilled in counseling employees in connection with non-compete agreements. The firm has successfully negotiated with many employers to waive these restrictions or to substantially modify them so they are less onerous. For almost 30 years, the firm has represented Chicago-area employees exclusively in select areas of employment law. To avoid conflicts of interest and provide better service to clients, the firm refuses all requests for representation from employers.

If you have been asked to sign a non-compete agreement, it is important to have the agreement reviewed by an experienced attorney before you sign the agreement. If you are thinking of leaving your employer to work for a competitor or to start your own business with co-workers, the firm recommends that you make sure that you are not bound by a non-compete agreement or a non-solicitation agreement. To learn more, or to schedule a confidential consultation with an experienced employment law attorney, contact the Law Offices of Fern Trevino.

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