Non-Compete Agreements and Trade Secret Agreements
Many times employers will try to intimidate employees from leaving the business by having the employee sign a “non-compete” or “trade secret” agreement. Many of these agreements are not valid in Oklahoma. Often the validity of these agreements depends on the nature of the work, the employment contract, and the industry the employee is working within.
If you have signed a “non-compete” agreement, it is important that you consult with a qualified Tulsa employment law attorney before you make any decisions regarding your current or future employment. The Denton Law Firm is extremely capable of advising you on your non-compete agreement and trade secret agreement. We can help you protect yourself in making difficult employment decisions.
Don’t assume that just because you signed a “non-compete” agreement you cannot continue to work in the same field. Many businesses will use the non-compete agreement to keep workers from considering taking better paying positions with the competition. In most cases these “agreements” are not legally binding. Don’t be fooled by your employer. If you want to know if your non-compete agreement is valid, contact the Denton Law Firm today for help. (918) 631-7181.
Trade Secret Agreements
Another way that some employers try to prevent their employees from leaving for greener pastures is to have the employee sign a “trade secret agreement” when they start working. Whether or not these agreements are valid depends on the facts and law surrounding your employment. The Denton Law Firm can determine whether or not a “trade secret agreement” is binding upon you or not. Many times, employers will come to an employee and “require” a trade secret agreement after the employee has already been working for the employer. Believe it or not, these “agreements” are often not valid because the employer generally misses one critical step in the process. Contact the Denton Law Firm today to find out if your “trade secret agreement” is valid. (918) 631-7181.
If you have signed a non-compete or a trade secret agreement and want to know if you are bound by it, you need the assistance of an experience Tulsa attorney. The Denton Law Firm can help you figure out whether or not you have to abide by such a restrictive agreement. For assistance with your non-compete agreement or trade secret agreement, contact the Denton Law Firm today. (918) 631-7181.