Employment Issues and Covenants Not to Compete

Gavett, Datt & Barish, P.C., works on behalf of individuals who have found themselves caught up in employment issues. Whether the issue is with a current employer or a former employer, our attorneys understand the importance of quickly and efficiently working through these matters so that our clients can continue to practice their livelihoods.

Employment issues such as illegal hiring practices or unfair termination are particularly burdensome during this period of economic uncertainty. During times like this, where it seems as if the employer holds all the cards, it is important to have a knowledgeable attorney handling your matter. Our attorneys are experienced in reviewing termination circumstances, so that each client receives fair treatment. They also pay particular attention to the issues surrounding Family and Medical Leave Act, ERISA and Fair Labor Standards Act questions, areas which involved delving into complex and evolving statutes.

Our firm also reviews employment contracts, particularly wage and payment issues. Clients come to us in order to receive the payment they are due. We will negotiate in good faith with employers in the hopes of obtaining a settlement, but will move to aggressively advocate in the courtroom when talks fail.

Employees who are bound by covenants not to compete often are unaware of the exact ramifications of these covenants. For example, the covenant itself may be overly broad or restrictive and therefore be invalid on its face. In other circumstances, the terms of a covenant not to compete may be difficult to decipher. An experienced employment law attorney can determine the exact nature of the covenant.

For twenty years, the attorneys of Gavett, Datt & Barish, P.C., have prided themselves on ensuring that each client obtains the best possible outcome.