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Restrictive Covenants

Restrictive CovenantsNon-Compete and Non-Solicitation Employment Law Attorneys

Are you starting a new job and need an employment contract and non-compete clause reviewed for your own legal protection? Does your restrictive covenant limit your ability to get a new job or work in a particular area? Is your non-compete agreement too broad in terms of geography, time frame, future positions or other terms? Have you received a demand letter from your former employer to stop working? Smith Eibeler, LLC are experienced employment litigators who can help you effectively address such matters.

When you start a new job, especially in a corporation or closely held business involving technology, trade secrets or other trademarked information, you may need to sign an employment contract. These contracts are often full of complicated legal language, and they often include non-competition and non solicitation clauses. This is a restrictive covenant, which means that you may be restricted in your future employment opportunities.

If you are facing a legal concern or challenge relating to a restrictive covenant, we can assess your situation and assist in protecting your rights. We assist both employees and employers in connection with the reviewing, negotiating and enforcement of employment contracts. For employers, we help them draft contracts that are enforceable and will stand up to scrutiny and protect your businesses trade secrets, intellectual property and other confidential information.

Our lawyers have significant experience in litigating employment law matters. We have been successful in litigating restrictive covenant litigation throughout New Jersey and in New York State as well. We have been successful in obtaining temporary restraints and defeating attempts to restrain workers who have reasonable restrictive covenants and have breached them. We can help you negotiate a solution. If the other side is not willing to come to the negotiating table, we will meticulously prepare a compelling case for the courtroom.

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Client Reviews
We had a wrongful termination issue combined with a denial of unemployment insurance. Chris Eibeler was our primary attorney. His partner Bob Smith also consulted and gave us good advice. They were both so kind, caring, and professional. They guided us though a very tough time and a positive outcome versus a prior employer. They were also able to reverse our denial of unemployment insurance. I cannot recommend Smith and Eibeler highly enough. The entire staff is very professional, personable, and caring. Tom Wilson
I went to Smith Eibeler LLC for a last minute unemployment matter. Chris, Diane and his staff were very professional and easy to talk to. They provided knowledgeable insight and also kept me in the loop with the what was happening. I would not hesitate to go to him again. John Jung
Chris Eibeler (and the whole team) is very knowledgeable in all aspects of employment/unemployment here in NJ. They break down the most difficult aspects of the law, which allows you to conceptualize and better understand the complexities of the NJ Labor & Employment system. Smith Eibeler should be your first call regarding any Employment, workforce, or Labor questions here in New Jersey. I highly recommend them. Brian Allen
I approached Chris Eibeler regarding an unemployment case in early 2016. Him and his staff are some of the most professional people I have ever dealt with. The process took a while, but his approach to hard questioning helped me win my case. He knows how to get the job done and I am glad I went to him. I would recommend him to anyone in the future who asks for a lawyer. Thank you Chris! Tim F.
I highly recommend the office of Smith Eibeler for employment related issues, particularly anything related to restrictive covenants or post-employment contracts. I found Smith Eibeler via the web and cannot believe how fortunate I am to have found them. My case was handled by Bob Smith who represented me in a potential lawsuit by my former employer for violation of a post-employment contract (not a restrictive covenant per se). Bob was professional, friendly, understanding, and above all extremely helpful. Bob helped me avoid a lawsuit and was extremely knowledgeable in this field. I was thoroughly impressed with his prowess. Hopefully I will never have a legal issue related to employment again, but if I do, I will not hesitate to retain Smith Eibeler again! Gavin Tully

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