Non Compete Agreements

A Non Compete Agreement has its place and purpose. Generally, a Non Compete Agreement under Wisconsin law, must be- necessary to protect the employer, reasonable in its terms, not harsh or oppressive, and not contrary to public policy. Wisconsin has a statute and extensive case authority discussing Non Compete Agreements. Often a Non Compete Agreement is combined with other clauses such as a Confidentiality Agreement or Trade-Secret references. While employment contracts have always been an issue, the covenant not to compete — the non-compete — is a relatively new, 30-year old phenomenon.

Given the breadth of review, it is no surprise that general disputes (and litigation) on these agreements are fact-intensive.

It is also no surprise that, when it comes to Non Compete Agreements, clients have sought Condon Law Firm for legal and professional advise on potential outcomes, impact and scope. This firm has experience in prosecuting, defending and drafting Non Compete Agreements. The firm has experience in helping clients in negotiating separation agreements, enforcing clauses, and handling general labor disputes. Often a client will need a document that closes an employment or labor relationship. Many clients have used the firm’s experience as behind-the-scenes consultants in handling labor disputes, including labor-law and union-issues. The employee and the employer don’t need the distraction, but do need to protect their livelihood. Because non-compete issues are personal, so too is the approach.

Regardless the scenario, when it comes to Non Compete Agreements, the concept is simple with the execution paramount: the firm asks questions, identifies issues, and works with you to solve your non-compete problem.

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