New Jersey Employment Agreement Litigation
Increasingly common, employment contracts are legal instruments that can be used to protect the interests of both employers and employees alike. Unfortunately, and for various reasons — they are a frequent and fertile area of litigation as well.
At Hagner & Zohlman, we handle employment agreement disputes on behalf of companies and individual employees throughout the state of New Jersey. Drawing from more than 50 years of collective business, litigation and dispute resolution experience, our lawyers offer the exceptionally high quality legal representation demanded in these matters and the truly personal service and attention associated with smaller, more focused law firms.
Previous matters handled by our firm have involved sales professionals moving from Competitor A to Competitor B; physicians, accountants and other professionals moving from one firm or practice to another; and employment agreements of the following types:
- Noncompete agreements
- Non-solicitation agreements
- Anti-raiding agreements
- Confidentiality agreements
- Trade secret agreements
- Severance agreements
- Executive compensation agreements
Attorney Thomas Hagner has been certified in Civil Trial Law by New Jersey's Supreme Court, has given seminars on the topics of non-compete agreements and other restrictive covenants to other practicing lawyers and he has served as an expert witness on the legal malpractice involved with the negotiation, drafting and enforcement of employment agreements.
We understand the issues. As useful as an employment agreement can be in protecting a business's trade secrets, proprietary information, pricing protocols, customers, internal talent and other valuable assets — there are limits to what they can be used to accomplish, and formalities which must be observed during the negotiation process.
For instance, an agreement that provides for little or no compensation to the employee in exchange for the restrictions that will be placed on their post-employment opportunities, will probably not be enforceable. Similarly, a noncompete agreement that is drafted too broadly in terms of geography or scope will probably fare poorly in the courts as well.
Our experience with negotiating, drafting and reviewing employment agreements for companies and individuals allows us to quickly assess the strengths and weaknesses of our clients' cases and to advise them accordingly.
We are proud to provide the quality counsel and service that professionals, executives, businesses, and other law firms rely on to protect their interests. We look forward to having the opportunity to meet with you. To arrange that meeting, call our law offices in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, at 1-866-720-6560 or contact us online.