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Non-Competition, Trade Secret Protection and Unfair Trade Practices

Employers often seek to protect against the prospect of key employees leaving to join a competitor. In 1985, the Michigan legislature changed the law to allow non-competition agreements in certain circumstances. Although still "disfavored" in Michigan, reasonable non-competition agreements are enforceable and an effective way of protecting legitimate business interests.

Our Macomb County attorneys routinely fight to protect our business clients from potential former employees irreparably damaging customer relationships, divulging closely guarded confidential information, or trade secrets, and unlawfully competing against their former employer. Whether through a non-competition agreement, nondisclosure agreement, or Michigan's Uniform Trade Secrets Act, our attorneys fight to protect our corporate clients from losing the competitive edge, processes, and trade secrets that make them successful.

For employees challenging the validity of their non-competition agreements, stakes are no less important and can mean the difference between a good paying job in the industry they know and a dramatic change in careers. A simple signature on an agreement that, in many cases, was signed years earlier and at the inception of employment can have a big impact. Our attorneys have litigated both sides of the table and work quickly to resolve disputes and work to fashion restrictive covenants that are reasonable for both sides without compromising the individual's rights to make a living.



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