Non-compete agreements can be useful documents. As an employer you want to be ensured that your employee does not take valuable clients or business knowledge to another company.
As an employee, you understand and respect that need. If, however, the non-compete is so strict that it effectively ends your career, the agreement may be subject to being broken.
Experience, Commitment, Quality In South Florida
The Law Offices of Shawn L. Birken, P.A. has been handling non-compete agreements – by both creating them and questioning them – for more than two decades. By providing our clients with exceptional knowledge and experience, we enable both employees and employers – and therefore businesses – to thrive.
At the law firm of Shawn L. Birken, we protect employees from unjust enforcement of non-compete agreements. Our firm has had an extremely high rate of success with these claims. Contracts are only as effective as the way they were drafted.
While courts want contracts to be honored, when they create an onerous burden for the employee with an unfair advantage for the employer, courts have little patience. We work with you and with the company to try to resolve your claim outside of court – if that is not successful we have the knowledge, resources and energy to litigate a case, and assure you of the best possible outcome for your particular case.
A Word About Severance Agreements
Similarly, if you are being offered a severance agreement, we can provide appropriate negotiation. Almost universally, a severance agreement requires you to release the company from any and all past or future claims. We offer legal guidance and counsel to help you determine whether the severance package is a viable and appropriate offer not just for now, but for your long-term future as well.
Shawn L. Birken: Your First Choice
Located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Law Offices of Shawn L. Birken, P.A. is your first choice for employment-related legal concerns. From disability claims to violations of federal law under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), our lawyers advise and counsel both employees and employers in all areas of labor and employment law.
For a consultation, please contact us at 800-511-9193 for an initial consultation. We look forward to speaking with you soon.
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