Corporate, Litigation, and Labor & Employment Lawyers

Honolulu and Hilo, HI

Enforcement of Non-Compete Agreements

Our attorneys will protect your company by enforcing non-compete agreements

What should your company do if a current or former employee violates a non-compete agreement? Can your business pursue legal action against the person who violated this agreement? Does Hawaii Act 158 (which voids non-compete clauses for technology workers) apply to your business?

We hear these questions and many others at Torkildson Katz, A Law Corporation, a leading labor and employment law firm in Hawaii. Our attorneys often grapple with questions involving non-compete agreements, which also are known as non-compete clauses (NCC), non-solicit clauses or restrictive covenants.

Non-compete agreements are designed to protect the interests of a business. But many employees navigating the job market challenge these agreements, which could lead to litigation.

How a Lawyer Can Help Protect Your Company's Interests

Most non-compete agreement cases involve subtle interpretations of state and federal laws. Defining what constitutes a trade secret or a competing company can often be a contentious matter. Whether the employee actually violated an NCC is also often a matter of serious debate. This is especially true in Hawaii since June 2015, when Act 158 went into law.

Our skilled attorneys can help you carefully draft an enforceable non-compete agreement that protects your business' interests. A strongly worded agreement can serve as protection against future lawsuits. Should a dispute arise, we will defend the non-compete agreement and be with you every step of the way. We are prepared to provide aggressive representation, whether you are a plaintiff or defendant. We want to help your business thrive and prosper.