When an employee leaves your company, he or she may feel entitled to take his or her business contacts with him or her. These contacts are an important part of your business which you need to protect. If your employee signed a nondisclosure agreement, you can prevent him or her from using these contacts to benefit your competition.
At Key Harrington Barnes PC, we understand how devastating the loss of customers, suppliers and other crucial business contacts can be. Our Dallas attorneys know how to draft nonsolicitation agreements that will stand up to scrutiny. They have a successful track record of enforcing these agreements for Texas employers and defending their use.Whose Contacts are They, Really?
Many employees feel that contacts they make while at a company are theirs to keep as they were the ones who made them. What many people do not realize is that any work done in service of the company belongs to the company. Therefore, if an employee decides to download his or her contact list to a backup drive before leaving, he or she is in violation of a nondisclosure agreement.
To be enforceable, a nondisclosure agreement must:
- Not prevent a former employee from making a living
- Not prevent competitors from fairly attracting customers or hiring workers
- Not prevent current customers or employees from leaving voluntarily
- Present a valid business reason for protecting the information
Our lawyers have extensive experience in preventing the loss of this valuable information, before and after the loss occurs. We work diligently to stop the poaching of your customers and employees. We will help you protect the lifeblood of your business.The Loss of an Employee Should not Mean the Loss of a Significant Portion of Your Business
Contact our office at (214) 615-7925 to schedule your confidential consultation regarding the drafting and enforcement of nondisclosure agreements. Our firm offers reasonable fees and retainers to help employers who cannot afford full-time in-house counsel.