Minneapolis Non-Competition Agreement

Whether you are an employer or an employee, the employment law attorneys at Trepanier MacGillis Battina P.A. can assist you in all matters related to non-compete agreements.

What is a non-compete agreement?

Non-compete provisions are generally included as a part of employment contracts. Such provisions limit an employee's ability to work for a competitor once the employment relationship terminates. These agreements specify an amount of time that the employee is restricted from working for a competitor. Additionally, non-compete provisions may also prohibit the employee from doing business with the previous employer's customers, vendors, or employees.

What kinds of agreements are enforceable under Minnesota law?

In order for a non-compete agreement to be enforceable, the agreement must be reasonable in scope and meet certain legal requirements. Under Minnesota law, the agreement must:

• be supported by adequate legal consideration;
• serve a legitimate employer interest; and
• be reasonable in scope, duration, and geography.

Attorneys at the Firm routinely:

• represent parties in non-compete litigation
• review non-compete agreements
• negotiate and draft non-compete agreements

Before entering into a non-compete agreement or taking action that may break such an agreement, contact the Firm to be sure you understand your rights and obligations.

Craig W. Trepanier, Attorney
Trepanier MacGillis Battina P.A.
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Minneapolis, MN 55415
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