Noncompete Agreements & TRO's
Grand Rapids Noncompete Agreement Lawyer
Noncompete agreements are enforceable in Michigan to the extent that they are reasonable. If you are a business owner seeking to enforce your noncompete agreements, or you are an employee wanting to challenge the validity of your contract, our attorneys at the Howard Law Group can help. What is reasonable can vary greatly depending on your industry and the unique circumstances surrounding your situation. This makes it very important to consult with an experienced business lawyer regarding your concerns.
Contact our Grand Rapids noncompete agreement attorneys to schedule your initial consultation regarding the issues in your employment contract or other agreement.
Explaining TROs and Noncompete Contracts
A noncompete agreement is a document that prevents an individual from working for a competitor or engaging in a business that directly competes with the employer. These agreements must be carefully designed with reasonable time, purpose and geographical restrictions in order for them to be enforceable. Once an agreement is put in place, it can help your company in many ways, including:
- Protecting customer lists
- Safeguarding trade secrets
- Protecting intellectual property and other confidential information
- Preventing employers from giving your advantages to competitors
If a noncompete agreement is violated, then a temporary restraining order (TRO) can be put into place to immediately stop the behavior.
Drafting and Reviewing Business Agreements
In order to ensure that future complications are avoided down the road, it is important to have a lawyer in your corner who is willing to gain an in-depth understanding of your operations and then draft an agreement to you protect your interests. We will work as part of your team in order to craft business documents and noncompete agreements that allow your company to succeed. You can also rely on our law firm to review any existing documents that you are currently using.