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Non-Compete & Severance Agreements

Non-Compete & Severance Agreements
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Alan Lescht and Associates successfully advises clients on non-compete agreements and severance agreements.

What is a non-compete agreement?

A non-compete agreement is a contract that restricts an employee's right to work for other companies after separation from employment. Non-compete agreements prevent employees from working for similar companies within a specific geographical area and time period.


Private employers frequently require employees to sign non-compete agreements during on-boarding. Because these agreements significantly affect your ability to get new employment, if faced with a non-compete, you should immediately consult an attorney.

What is a severance agreement?

A severance agreements is a contract between an employee and an employer which contains the rights of the parties when an employee leaves. Severance agreements often arise in the event of an employee's termination. If your employer offers you a severance agreement, be sure to consult with an attorney. While you will likely receive money as part of the agreement, you are also giving up other rights that you may not have considered, such as the right to sue your employer.

What are my rights?

It is important to understand the terms of any agreement that you sign. Employers usually draft non-compete or severance agreements. This means the agreement is intended to protect the employer's interests, not your's. However, you have the right to negotiate contract terms with your employer.

Why should I hire Alan Lescht and Associates?

We provide legal advice about all types of employment agreements. Our attorneys will work with you to evaluate your case, discuss your options, and develop a strategy to assert your rights. Clients retain us to:

  • Review contracts
  • Draft and negotiate contract terms
  • Negotiate out of court settlements
  • Provide representation at mediations and arbitrations
  • File breach of contract and other contract-related lawsuits in state and federal court

Send us an email or call us at (202) 463-6036 to speak with an experienced employment lawyer. We offer strategic and results-driven legal services to private sector employees in DC, Maryland, and northern Virginia.

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