Non-Compete Agreements in Monmouth County
Helping You Understand Your Rights and the Enforceability of Your Agreement
Non-compete agreements are not uncommon in New Jersey, especially when an individual sells a business. If you are considering signing a non-compete agreement or are attempting to enforce one, do not hesitate to secure skilled legal counsel. At Reardon Anderson, LLC in Monmouth County, our legal team is backed by more than 45 years of combined experience, which we will use to your advantage. We have represented both employees and employers in connection with disputes arising from non-compete agreements, so you can rest assured your case is in good hands with us.
Reach out to our law firm today at (732) 997-7749 to schedule a consultation with one of our knowledgeable attorneys to get started on your case!
Enforcing Non-Compete Agreements
When enforcing a non-compete agreement, the burden rests on the employer to prove that it is reasonable.
In New Jersey, courts found that non-compete agreements are enforceable if:
- They protect the legitimate interests of the employer
- They do not create undue hardship for the employee
- They are not injurious to the public
To determine if a non-compete agreement is enforceable, the court will examine the reasonableness of the geographic area where the employee is restricted from working, the agreement’s subject matter, and its duration.
When the courts assess if a non-compete agreement is creating undue hardship, they will look at the likelihood of the employee finding work in that field and the burden of the restrictions on the employee. When it comes to determining if the public interest will be harmed by the agreement, courts will balance the right of the public to freely access professional services with an employer’s concern to safeguard client bases and work secrets.
When a non-compete agreement is violated, there are many remedies available for an employer, including tort damages, injunctive relief, loss of profits and incidental judgments. To secure a preliminary injunction, an employer will have to prove irreparable harm, a reasonable probability of success on the merits, and the parties’ relative hardship.
Schedule a Consultation with a Non-Compete Agreement Attorney Today!
At Reardon Anderson, LLC in Monmouth County, our legal team has the knowledge and experience necessary to assist you with your non-compete agreement. With more than four decades of experience on our side, you can feel confident in our ability to advise and guide you through your case.
Reach out to our law office today at (732) 997-7749 to schedule a case evaluation with one of our attorneys to learn more about our services and what we can do for you.