Non-Compete Agreements & Severance Agreements Every Employee Deserves Respect

Maryland Non-Compete & Severance Agreement Lawyers

Protecting Your Future Interests & Employability

For many years, non-compete and severance agreements were used primarily for high-level executives. Recently, their use has been expanded to mid-level executives and other skilled employees. At the Law Office of Andrew M. Dansicker, LLC, our non-compete and severance agreement attorneys in Maryland help clients negotiate and challenge these agreements.

If you need advice about an employment agreement you have been asked to sign or an existing agreement, call (410) 213-3392 for a consultation.

Negotiating Non-Compete Agreements before You Sign

The best way to minimize the risk of limiting your future employability through a non-compete agreement is to negotiate the agreement before signing it. If you are presented with a non-compete agreement, you may benefit from negotiating the scope and duration of the agreement to protect your future employability. It is important to understand that these agreements exist to serve the interests of your employer. A knowledgeable employment law attorney can assist you with the negotiations.

Challenging Your Non-Compete Agreement

When an agreement is too broad, you may find that you are severely restricted from pursuing a certain job in the future. A non-compete agreement can preclude an individual from working in their industry or starting a business in that industry for months or even years. Generally, Maryland courts enforce valid agreements as long as the terms are reasonable and don’t pose an undue hardship.

For a non-compete agreement to be enforceable under Maryland law, it must be:

  • Ancillary to your employment contract
  • Supported by adequate consideration
  • Limited in area and duration only as needed to protect the employer
  • In compliance with public policy
  • Written in a way that does not place undue hardship on the employee

Our firm can help you challenge a non-compete agreement that you feel does not reflect these requirements.

Severance Agreement Negotiation

At the Law Office of Andrew M. Dansicker, LLC, we know how to evaluate severance agreements to protect employees’ and employers’ interests. A good severance agreement can provide a source of income while a terminated employee searches for new opportunities.

We can help negotiate:

  • The length of time your salary will be paid
  • Vacation days
  • Continuation of health benefits
  • Full or partial releases from any non-compete agreements you may have with your employer

Please contact our firm at (410) 213-3392 to schedule a consultation with an employment attorney in our office.

  • eLocalLawyers - Featured Lawyer
  • Lorman Education Services - Distinguished Facility
  • Super Lawyers
  • Martindale Hubble - Peer Review (Lexus Nexis)
  • Avvo - Client's Choice
  • Avvo - 10.0 Rating

Why Choose Us?

We're the Right Firm for You!
  • Successful History & Respected In Their Field
  • Experience Representing Employees & Employers
  • After Hours & Weekend Meetings
  • Free 10-Minute Phone Evaluation

Opinions That Matter Most

Client Reviews
  • “I cannot say enough good things about Mr. Dansicker. He truly is a rarity in the legal profession.”

    - Gary P.
  • “I highly recommend Andrew if you are looking for a labor law expert and someone who is responsive, extremely professional and a pleasure to deal with.”

    - Alana T.
  • “Andrew was able to negotiate a much better resolution than I had expected and helped me move on to a new start.”

    - Client
  • “If you ever need a GOOD lawyer, look no further.”

    - Patricia
  • “I thank Andrew Dansicker for helping obtain peace of mind and stopping others from harassing and maligning my name.”

    - Dr J.
/