Adding employees and hiring independent contractors is great; it means your business is growing! However, each new employee is a potential source of conflict.
Our Iowa contract dispute lawyers outline the basics of Iowa non compete agreements in the following article so you know how to handle these potential points of tension. A summary of their content is below, but make sure to follow the link if you are working through a non compete issue in Iowa.
The Supreme Court of Iowa has established a three-pronged set of guidelines to use when determining the validity of a non-compete clause and to evaluate cases brought forward by businesses and workers. The three factors as outlined by our Iowa breach of contract attorneys are:
- Necessary for the protection of the employer’s business;
- Does not restrict the employee’s rights, within reason; and
- Not prejudicial to the public interest