Non-competes are tricky to get right, and make enforceable. What’s more, a poorly drafted or template form of non-compete can get your company fined up to $5,000 per employee/independent contractor in many states. Get a strong non-compete agreement that won’t get you fined from Skepsis Legal.
Why A Skepsis Non-Compete?
Our non-competes comply with state laws that will fine your company if your non-compete isn’t correct. We’ll provide your company with strong protection, so you can confidently hire and invest in your employees and independent contractors, knowing they won’t steal your training and your customers if and when they leave your company.
What Will My Non-Compete Agreement Cover?
Our standard non-compete agreement will also include non-disclosure and non-solicitation provisions. So in addition to getting protection from employees or contractors going and working for your competition, you’ll also be protected against: (1) employees taking client lists and leads with them when they leave; and (2) taking your other employees/contractors with them when they leave.
Protect your investment in your clients, your training, your processes, and those other intangible assets that make your company tick with a strong non-compete.
How Long Will It Take To Get My Non-Compete?
Our standard turnaround time is two weeks. That means you should have your first draft in hand within two weeks. We know that sometimes you need your contract faster, so we’ve also made a one-week rush option available; be sure to select “Rush” at checkout.
What Do I Need to Know About Non-Competes?
Before investing in your non-compete, it’s important to understand a few things about these agreements and their limitations.
First, even the best drafted non-compete is typically not enforceable unless the employee/contractor signs it at or before accepting the offer of employment; even waiting until the employee’s first day on the job can make it too late. If you work with Skepsis on one of our legal protection subscriptions, we can help you design your employee onboarding process in a way that complies with this and other employee onboarding legal requirements.
Second, certain state laws may limit which employees/contractors you can enforce your non-compete against, even when the non-compete itself is drafted ideally. (The non-solicitation and non-disclosure provisions remain enforceable, even against employees you can’t enforce the non-compete against.) If you have questions about which employees may not be subject to the non-compete provisions of a well-written non-compete agreement, we recommend a legal protection subscription that will provide your company with time to address this and any other questions your company might have during our regular legal strategy sessions, or you can book a one-time consultation here.
Why Choose Skepsis Legal for My Non-Compete?
- Upfront costs. Effectively budget for the legal services you need when forming your business.
- Solid investment. Avoid unexpected legal problems by partnering with us to watch your back.
- Strategic legal partner. Make your business the asset it should be rather than the liability it can become.
- Proven Business Experience. We’ve written and negotiated contracts worth over $200M, and we’ve litigated (and recovered for our clients) almost as much. We’ve negotiated with companies like the Seattle Seahawks, Amazon, national REITs, and more. You’ll benefit from not only our depth of knowledge and detail, but also our extensive experience, which all together adds up to better protection for your business.
What else do I need to know? (The Fine Print)
- At Skepsis, we provide legal services for companies operating in ID, WA, OR, CA, and IA.
- For businesses based out of CA: Flat fees for the work described herein are earned as work on the matter is completed, in the amounts that would have been earned had the work been performed hourly, or in proportion to the percentage of the entire project completed, whichever is more. Flat fees will be deposited in the firm’s trust account held in Washington until such time as they are earned.
- For all other businesses: Flat fees for the work described herein are due prior to beginning work, and are earned immediately on receipt and will not be placed into a trust account. This does not alter your right to terminate the attorney-client relationship, and if the relationship is terminated, you may be entitled to a refund in whole or in part if the agreed-upon legal services have not been completed. To calculate whether a refund is owed, we will calculate fees earned on the basis of hourly rates in effect at the time the work was performed.
- Posted pricing is the starting price and based on several assumptions about the scope and complexity of the project. Prior to beginning work, we will evaluate your project and confirm pricing. If your pricing is higher and you do not agree, then any fees paid will be refunded to you.