Non-disclosure and Non-compete Agreement Attorneys

Royal Oak, Michigan

At Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers, our experienced attorneys negotiate, review, and litigate employment agreements and contracts for employees. Contracts between employers and employees are a growing part of the workplace. We make sure that employees asked to sign a contract as a condition of their employment are treated fairly. We help employees enforce contracts between themselves and their employer. We review proposed employment contracts to protect clients from unconscionable and oppressive conditions. We also examine severance/separation agreements in which employees are asked to waive or release legal rights. If you have been asked to sign any type of employment contract by your employer, talk with an attorney to protect your rights before you agree. Your ability to work may be at stake.

Types of Employment Agreements

Contact a Michigan employment lawyer at Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers to discuss any issue related to an employment contract, including:

  • Breach of contract
  • Non-compete agreements
  • Confidentiality provisions
  • Severance packages
  • Separation agreements
  • Commission sales agreements

Reviewing and Negotiating Agreements

Generally, contracts such as these are intended to limit in some way the employee’s work life. An employee may be required as a condition of employment to agree not to work for a competitor for a certain period of time or in a certain geographic area. An employee may promise not to reveal or utilize proprietary information for a defined number of months or years after leaving a company. An employee may accept money in return for agreeing to specifications like these. In all cases, it is important that the language of such contracts be very clear, and the employee aware of precisely what is covered in the agreement. At our Michigan law firm, we help employees negotiate such contracts to minimize restrictions on their ability to earn a living should they leave the employer. We also assist employees seeking to avoid or limit application of these provisions when new employment opportunities arise.

Litigating Employment Contract Disputes

In addition to reviewing and negotiating employment contracts, our employment attorneys litigate disputes that arise between employer and employee over contract provisions. If you are an employee, contractor, or consultant seeking to enforce or avoid the terms of an employment agreement, or if you have questions about the legality of stipulations in such an agreement, contact the employment lawyers at Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers, to learn how we can help.