The Strom Law Firm represents individuals whose rights have been violated in the workplace.
If you are dealing with your employer’s failure to pay wages, whether failure to pay minimum wage or overtime, you may feel as if you do not have anywhere to turn.
Even if you voluntarily quit your job, you may be subject to a non-compete or other type of employment agreement which leaves you feeling trapped and unable to follow your chosen career path.
The Employment Lawyers at the Strom Law Firm understand that your job is your livelihood and know what is at stake.
Understanding At-Will Employment
South Carolina is an at-will employment state, meaning that you have the right to quit your job at any time for any reason or no reason at all; likewise, your employer can hire or fire you for any reason or no reason at all.
However, an employer cannot fire you for any reason that:
• is illegal or protected under State or Federal law,
• violates the express terms of an implied or express contractual agreement, or
• violates public policy.
The employment attorneys at the Strom Law Firm represent South Carolina employees in employment matters including:
• covenants not to compete and restrictive covenants,
• employment agreements,
• violations of the South Carolina Wage Payment Act or failure to pay wages when due.
Contact the Strom law firm today for a free consultation to discuss the facts of your case.
Non-Compete Agreements in South Carolina
Oftentimes employees who planning to compete with a current or former employer may find themselves subject to a non-compete or restrictive covenant agreement.
Whether your non-compete agreement is enforceable depends upon whether a Court finds it “reasonable” under the circumstances. To be enforceable, the agreement must be:
• Supported by valuable consideration;
• Necessary to protect the legitimate interest of your employer;
• Reasonably limited with regard to time and geographic scope;
• Not unduly harsh or oppressive in limiting your ability to earn a living;
• Reasonable from a public policy perspective.
Every non-compete agreement must be viewed based upon its own set of facts. Contact the Strom law firm today for a free consultation to discuss the enforceability of your employment agreement.
If you have not been paid for hours that you have worked, contact the Strom Law Firm, LLC for a free consultation with one of our employment law attorneys to hear how we can help.