Has A Noncompetition Agreement Been Broken?

Noncompete agreements take many forms, including covenants not to compete, not to solicit customers and not to solicit employees.

In Oregon, a noncompete agreement between an employer and employee must adhere to a number of stipulations for it to be enforceable. For example, the employer must inform the employee in a written employment offer received by the employee at least two weeks before the first day of the employee's employment that a noncompete agreement is required as a condition of employment or, for an existing employee, the noncompete is required at the time of subsequent bona fide advancement or promotion.

If a former employee has broken a noncompete agreement and is engaged in competition with your business, the law firm of Gordon L. Osaka, P.C., can help. We have more than 40 years of experience standing up for the rights of employers in Portland, Oregon, and throughout the United States.

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When drafted and issued properly, a noncompete agreement is a legally binding contract that can be enforced. We know how to enforce all types of noncompete agreements, including:

  • Covenants not to compete. Has a former employee taken a trade secret, such as pricing information, and used it to compete with you? That is an example of a violation of a covenant not to compete.
  • Nonsolicitation agreements. Has a former employee approached one of your clients in an attempt to underbid you? That is an example of a violation of a nonsolicitation agreement.
  • Hands-off agreements. Has a former employee been approached by one of your clients and entered into a business relationship? That is an example of a violation of a hands-off agreement.

Ready To Bring Clarity To Your Noncompete Situation

No matter how a former employee has violated a noncompete agreement, you have the right to take action. Our law firm will lead you through the legal process and work to see that any damage is repaired.

Call us at 503-644-3266 or send us an email to find out what an experienced attorney can accomplish for you.