Trade Secrets and Non-Competes
I have represented both employers and employees with respect to non-compete agreements and trade secrets. There are many issues and concerns involved with asking an employee to sign a non-compete agreement, and it may help to consider those issues first. At the same time, it is vital to keep your customer lists, processes and other trade secrets confidential. A properly drafted agreement can help, and if you are subject to an overbroad agreement, you may have more options than you think.