Nonsolicitation Agreement Attorney
Noncompete agreements and nonsolicitation agreements, if used properly, are a great asset for your business. Nonsolicitation agreements are narrowly focused on preventing former employees from “soliciting” your clients or other employees on behalf of themselves or a new employer.
Missouri Noncompete Agreement
Noncompetes include all of the protections in a nonsolicitation agreement but take it one step further, protecting your trade secrets by limiting, for an amount of time, the former employee’s ability to work in the same industry and geographic area as your business.
Because noncompete agreements limit how individuals can make a living, Missouri courts look at them with great scrutiny. An agreement may be found invalid if it is not reasonable in time and geographic scope — the test for “reasonable” being whether the agreement is no more restrictive than is necessary to protect the legitimate interest of the business.