Non-competition, Non-solicitation, Confidentiality, and Trade Secret Agreements
At Ball & Barry Law, we understand that the enforceability of non-competition, non-solicitation, and non-disclosure agreements is a key consideration for both employees who want the freedom to work in a specific industry and employers who seek to protect their business interests and investments.
Non-competition agreements restrict an employee’s ability to work for competitors and non-solicitation agreements typically restrain the solicitation of customers or clients previously serviced by an employee. Trade secret agreements protect employer related information that is private and confidential. In Colorado, there are numerous restrictions on the enforceability of these provisions.
We realize that employers invest significant time and money in training employees, developing a customer base, and maintaining tangible and intangible business assets. The protection afforded by non-competition, non-solicitation, and non-disclosure agreements is often necessary to foster a successful method of business, and we can offer advice for skillful and equitable drafting of these provisions. Our attorneys are experienced in representing employers trying to enforce these agreements against former employees whose conduct may advantage a rival or threaten to expose valuable company information.
We also realize that employees often rely on industry-specific knowledge and skills and that they need freedom to move between jobs. We help employees make informed decisions before signing contracts containing provisions that limit or restrict competition, solicitation, and disclosure, and we represent employees whose livelihoods may be inhibited by the enforcement of one of these agreements.
Our attorneys have a great deal of experience in this complex area of law and have defended and prosecuted many successful cases regarding employment agreements in Colorado. For answers to all of your questions concerning the drafting, interpretation, and litigation of non-competition, non-solicitation, and non-disclosure agreements, talk to one of the attorneys at Ball & Barry Law.