St. Paul Noncompete Agreement Lawyer
When an employment relationship ends, employers often offer severance agreements to departing employees. If you have been offered a severance agreement or were asked to sign a new agreement after employment started, you should know you have the right to speak with a lawyer first. More than that, speaking with a lawyer is the responsible thing to do. You may be signing away rights you didn’t even know you had.
At the Law Office of Sivertson and Barrette, P.A., we represent clients in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, as well as throughout the state of Minnesota in matters related to severance agreements.
Should I Sign Or Should I Maintain The Right To Sue?
Employers often ask their employees to sign away certain rights, including the right to sue, as part of their severance agreements. If you think you were wrongfully terminated and have been offered a severance agreement, talking with a lawyer can help you make the right choice when you find yourself asking should I sign or should I sue? You may be entitled to more than what your employer is offering you in the severance package.
At our St. Paul law firm, we have handled wrongful termination cases for over 40 years, so we can tell you if you have a legal claim based on actions such as whistleblowing, age discrimination, gender and pregnancy discrimination, or retaliation by an employer.
Noncompete Agreements: What They Mean
Many of our clients are asked to sign noncompetes as a condition of employment, often in sales positions or other, highly competitive markets. In signing a noncompete, the employee gives up the right to work for competing employers in a geographic area or area of business.
The law limits the scope of a noncompete agreement. For example, an agreement that says you are never allowed to work anywhere in the industry after leaving a position might be considered too harsh. Depending on the facts, Minnesota courts might refuse to enforce it. Each case is different, so it is best to talk with an attorney.
Contact The Law Office of Sivertson and Barrette, P.A.
Leaving the company? Talk with a lawyer first. Our attorneys offer a free, confidential consultation to prospective clients. An attorney at our firm will give you an honest assessment of your legal matter and explain to you what your options are. Contact us online or by phone at 651-964-6301 to speak with a noncompete agreement attorney.