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Could your business benefit from non-solicitation agreements?

As a business owner, one of your most important goals is to shield your business from complications and the potential for future financial loss. This means thinking ahead and addressing problems before they even arise, such as those involving your employees. Through strong employment contracts, you may be able to shield your company from unnecessary loss and difficulty.

One of the key components of strong employment contracts is including the most effective provisions in your agreements. This often means including non-compete clauses, but it may also mean including a non-solicitation clause in your employment contracts as well. This can ensure you are offering your employees a complete agreement that leaves no room for confusion or discrepancy regarding the expectations and responsibilities of both sides.

The benefits of this type of agreement

A non-solicitation agreement is a contract between an employer and employee that specifies certain things the employee may not do. Typically, this type of agreement may prohibit the employee from recruiting either your other employees or current customers to a different business should he or she decide to no longer work for your company. These agreements must be specific in term, range and scope in order to be enforceable in the event of a dispute, meaning that they are only valid within a certain geographic range and for a certain amount of time after the employee leaves.

The specific terms of a non-solicitation agreement depend on your needs and objectives as a Georgia business owner. The primary goal is to protect your business from the loss of customers and clients to recruitment from a former employee. You may find that your non-solicitation agreement works best in conjunction to other types of protective clauses you may include in your employment contracts. This includes non-disclosure, non-disparagement and non-compete agreements.

The specific terms of your agreement

Each non-disclosure agreement is unique to the individual needs and objectives of the specific business. If you are unsure of how to create a fair yet enforceable agreement that offers your business the necessary protection, you may benefit from guidance regarding the most effective way to create your employment contracts. An assessment of your individual case can provide insight regarding the legal needs of your business. Failure to have the appropriate clauses in your employment contracts can expose your company to legal complications and financial loss.