Today I advised a professional employee client about how he might avoid a non-competition and confidentiality agreement. Also today, I revised a non-compete for an EMPLOYER who makes his employees and contractors sign them. For their benefit, employers usually want arbitration clauses in employment agreements. But not in non-competes. In those, the employer wants employees to be subject to judicial enforcement, or at least be fearful of a judge and attorney’s fees. Employers know arbitration is toothless compared to a civil case. That is why they demand court proceedings in their agreements when they could use their power, and hide from them when they know they could be hurt. For employers, it’s dealer’s choice. If you feel like you’re on the receiving end of a bad deal, then click “Services” above, or contact me by email at JimL@LangendorfLaw.com.