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Noncompete agreements: Staying up to date on changes

Posted by William J. Cook | Jul 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

Many businesses in Florida and elsewhere seek to protect their interests by requiring employees to sign a noncompete agreement upon accepting a position within the company. The rules and regulations that govern noncompete agreements are subject to change from time to time. Keeping up to date on current and upcoming changes could prove vital to warding against noncompete disputes.

Due to the restraints similar arrangements could place on one's employment opportunities, these types of agreements have recently come under scrutiny. As such, some states have recently chosen to implement changes to the statues that govern these agreements.. Some of these changes will modify the circumstances in which a noncompete agreement will be applicable, while others may alter the scenarios in which such an agreement will be enforceable.

When it comes to industrial evolution, change is a constant. Staying up to date on any modifications to applicable laws could be an essential step toward ensuring that a company's legal rights and interests remain protected. Changes to these laws could alter the restrictions and requirements of similar agreements and addressing these issues as soon as possible could be key to preventing a potential disaster.

Disputes stemming from noncompete agreements can be hotly contested matters and the outcome of the situation could have a substantial impact on the futures of all parties involved. Those who encounter such a dispute could choose to speak with an experienced attorney for advice in understanding their legal rights. An attorney in Florida can evaluate the situation and assist a client in developing a strategy to pursue the best outcome achievable through the proper channels.

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William J. Cook

William J. Cook represents clients in matters involving business litigation and commercial and employment disputes, securities litigation, business transactions and counseling, and insurance. Mr. Cook's peers have awarded him with the highest possible rating of AV-Preeminent* by Martindale-Hubbell, which speak...


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