Many Virginia employers are concerned with their own interests, not those of their employees. To protect their profits, employers often require that all employees sign an employment contract that contains non-compete, non-disclosure, and non-solicitation provisions. Before signing away your ability to maintain your livelihood, contact Virginia non-compete lawyer and employment attorney Corey Pollard for a confidential consultation.

The employment contract and its restrictive covenant not to compete are drafted by the employer’s attorneys. Most non-compete agreements state that if the employee stops working for the company, he or she will 1) not solicit the employer’s clients or customers upon leaving and 2) not compete with the employer in the same line of business.

Why do employers require employees to sign non-compete agreements? According to most employers, they think it is only fair to have “protection” for the time and money spent training and developing the employee. The non-compete provision is supposed to serve as compensation for the time and money and as additional protection from the employee sharing other trade secrets and competitive information. As with most things, however, non-compete provisions are often about the employer trying to make more money.

Many Virginia employers are concerned with their own interests, not those of their employees. To protect their profits, employers often require that all employees sign an employment contract that contains non-compete, non-disclosure, and non-solicitation provisions.

Corey R. Pollard, Attorney & Counsellor at Law