Ohio businesses invest considerable time, effort and money in training their employees. Moreover, throughout the course of employment, workers may become privy to sensitive information that would be troubling to have in the hands of competitors. It is for these and similar reasons that many companies utilize non-compete and non-disclosure agreements.
Ohio law empowers employers to require non-compete agreements. However, the law also makes stipulations regarding the reasonableness of these documents. Additionally, the law does not necessarily allow non-compete agreements to endure for an infinite amount of time. The lawyers at Williams, Kratcoski & Can have experience in non-compete agreements that comply with the letter of the law yet remain powerful enough to protect your important interests.
Ohio employers may include non-disclosure provisions in their non-compete documents. It is also possible that some projects will require a separate non-disclosure agreement. Nearly every business venture has trade secrets and intellectual property that must be kept confidential and employees often become aware of this information during the course of their employment. A non-disclosure agreement is a sensible method for ensuring that this information does not get into the wrong hands. Whether you are the proprietor of a secret recipe, an exclusive manufacturing process, a valuable list of sales clients or any other sensitive information, you have the right to protect it and to require employees to respect your rights. A non-disclosure agreement is one of the best methods to accomplish these goals.
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At Williams, Kratcoski & Can, we believe in the aggressive protection of your company’s valuable assets. Contact us about reviewing and drafting non-compete and non-disclosure agreements for your business.