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Edward Still: Non-compete

My employment law cases are on the Case List page.  The Case List page does not list many case which were settled or on which a judge did not write an opinion.

Non-competition agreements are contracts between employers and employees (or sometimes between former partners) that the employee will not compete with the employer after the employment ends. Because these agreements restrain the freedom of the employee to seek other work, Alabama law restricts the use of these agreements. Suits under non-compete agreements are usually brought against the former employee and the new employer. Courts will review such agreements for reasonableness of the time and region covered by the non-competition agreement.

Alabama law also provides protection against the misuse of a company’s trade secrets by its former employees or competitors.  Companies sometimes bring claims under the Trade Secrets Act when the employee has not signed a non-competition agreement or a court has held the agreement invalid.

I will be happy to discuss non-competition agreements or trade secrets problems with

  • companies wishing to use them
  • companies hiring employees who are subject to such agreements,or
  • employees who are subject to them.

Please call my office for an appointment.

Edward Still
Suite 201
2112 11th Avenue South
Birmingham AL 35205-2844
phone 205-320-2882
fax 877-264-5513 (toll free)
email still-at-votelaw-dot-com


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