NON-COMPETE LAW AND NON-SOLICITATION LAW IN CINCINNATI, OH
Many employers attempt to prevent their former employees from competing against them, soliciting their customers and employees, and/or disclosing their confidential information by requiring employees—either upon hire, or as a condition of continued employment—to sign non-competition, non-solicitation or non-disclosure agreements. Some employers require employees to sign agreements containing all three provisions. To the extent these provisions are reasonable, these agreements can be enforced. If the agreements are too broad, Ohio courts will often modify the terms of the agreements (to the extent possible) to make them reasonable and enforceable.
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The mere fact that an employee has signed one of these agreements, however, is not a guarantee that the agreement will be enforced. In fact, there are numerous defenses a former employee can assert against an employer who tries to enforce the agreement.
The Law Firm of Sadlowski & Besse L.L.C. is able to provide both employers and employees with specific guidance regarding their rights and obligations with these types of agreements, under both federal and Ohio law.