Non-Compete Agreement: Protecting Trade Secrets and Confidential Information in Florida

June 17, 2022

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Since your employees know your business, a Non-Compete Agreement (NCA) protects your trade secrets from your competition.

An NCA is a legal document in which your employees promise not to work for your direct competitors for a limited period after leaving your employment.

If you have workers in Tampa Bay, you need a Florida non-compete agreement lawyer to ensure the document is enforceable in Florida.

Contact the Law Office of Robert Eckard & Associates now to get started.

Why Should My Business Have a Non-Compete Agreement?

Your trade secrets make your company unique and give you a competitive advantage. You can only exploit these secrets as long as they remain secret.

By necessity, your employees learn how your business works. If they leave–either by your decision or theirs–they carry this information with them.

Tampa trade secret attorneys stop your former employees from working for a direct competitor and using your own secrets against you.

A Tampa Non-Compete Agreement Attorney Protects Trade Secrets

A Florida non-compete agreement attorney will draft your NCA to meet Florida law. Without a Florida non-compete agreement lawyer, the agreement may be too general or not contain the necessary language, then the NCA may not be enforceable.

This means that if a former employee challenges the agreement, a judge may not take your side in court. In other words, she can start a business using everything she has learned from you without any repercussions.

How the Law Office of Robert Eckard & Associates Can Help

In order to keep your trade secrets confidential, you need a Tampa non-compete agreement attorney who knows the community and the law.

In Tampa trade secret attorneys like the Law Office of Robert Eckard & Associates know Florida law. Call us today so that we can create agreements to protect your trade secrets.

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