Imagine that you work at a company with some of the top researchers in your field. You have the resources and knowledge to go out on your own and start your own competing company and, of course, you want the best people in the field on your team. It is only natural that you may look to your former employer can try to convince some old co-workers to follow you in your own endeavor.
Solicitation of employees happens more often than you may imagine. After all, it may be attractive for some highly talented individuals to seek a change of scenery or to leave a corporate giant for a smaller and more personal work environment. For this reason, it should not be surprising that some companies work to prevent the poaching of their best employees by former employees. To do so, many employers may have you sign a non-solicitation of employees agreement.
Signing a non-solicitation agreement can have many legal implications, so you may want to have an experienced employment contracts lawyer look over your agreement and provide advice before you sign anything. In addition, these agreements regularly lead to legal disputes and anyone facing any legal allegations should have a highly qualified law firm handling their case.
At HKM Employment Attorneys, we represent employees and former employees against companies of all sizes – from large corporations to small businesses. Please call us in regard to a non-solicitation agreement or any other employment-related concerns you may have.
Complexities of Non-Solicitation Law
Like any other type of non-compete agreement, a non-solicitation agreement cannot be overly broad. For example, it likely cannot prevent you from soliciting employees for years to come. Even if you did sign an overly broad non-solicitation agreement at one point, an experienced attorney can help you fight against enforcement of that contract at a later date.
In addition, some employees will voluntarily choose to leave and come work with you. In such situations, you may find yourself facing allegations of breaching your agreement when you did not actually solicit the employee. It is important to have an attorney on your side who knows how to defend against such claims to ensure you do not face unnecessary legal liability.
Discuss Your Concerns With an Experienced Nevada Employment Attorney Today
Before you sign any type of employment contract, it is a good idea to have it reviewed by a skilled employment contracts lawyer. A lawyer will be able to identify how a particular contract may affect your rights and advise you what actions may result in a breach of contract and potential legal liability. In addition, if you are accused of soliciting employees from your previous employer, you want to be represented by an employment law firm with adequate resources and understanding of Nevada law. Please call the Las Vegas office of HKM Employment Attorneys at 702-625-3893 or feel free to contact us online to set up a consultation.