Athens Non-Compete Agreement

Athens Non-Compete Attorneys, AL

Find the Right Lawyer Now

What Is A Covenant Not To Compete In Alabama?

Usually, a covenant not to compete is when a Alabama employee agrees not to work for an employer's competitors when the employee leaves the company. Covenants not to compete are also known as "non-compete clauses". An employee who signs a covenant not to compete may receive compensation for the agreement, or in some cases the agreement is a condition for their being hired.

When are Covenants not to Compete Unenforceable?

Foreseeing whether or not a judge will uphold a covenant not to compete is usually difficult. Even though the interests of an employer are important, Alabama courts value a person's freedom to select the type of employment that they desire. Thus, courts will typically uphold only those covenants not to compete that they conclude to be reasonable. Some agreements that courts have considered to be unreasonable include terms that last for an unusually long period of time or that cover a geographic around Athens that is unreasonably broad.

Covenants must also be limited to restricting dealings with those competitors that are rationally related to the employer?s industry. Finally, the covenant not to compete must have a legitimate business purpose which is behind the employer's motivation for requiring the agreement.

Do I Need an Attorney when Dealing with a Covenant not to Compete?

Before you sign any provisions that could restrict your rights, you may consider hiring a Athens, Alabama attorney who can review the covenant. The attorney can negotiate modifications to the contract if they are needed, and can draft a new clause which is acceptable to the parties involved. When it comes to suing an employee for breach of a non-compete clause, an attorney can give valuable advice. They will also be able to counsel employees who need advice for a covenant they have signed.

Find a a Athens Lawyer that Specializes in Your Area of Need:

48 Employment and Labor Law cases posted to LegalMatch lawyers in Athens

Non-Compete Lawyers in Other Alabama Cities

Non-Compete Attorneys and Law Firms in the Largest AL Cities

Show Alabama Cities


Find the Right Lawyer Now

Top Rated Lawyers

View attorney profiles and see how other LegalMatch users rate attorneys that may respond to your case.

Employment and Labor Law Lawyer
LegalMatch Employment and Labor Law Lawyer Tom M.

Tom M.

Los Angeles West, CA

Employment and Labor Law

Rating (12 users) ****
See Reviews
Family Law Lawyer
LegalMatch Family Law Lawyer Gregory A.

Gregory A.

MONTGOMERY, MD

Family Law

Rating (17 users) *****
See Reviews
Wills, Trusts and Estates Lawyer
LegalMatch Wills, Trusts and Estates Lawyer Christopher R.

Christopher R.

Los Angeles West, CA

Wills, Trusts and Estates

Rating (27 users) *****
See Reviews
Family Law Lawyer
LegalMatch Family Law Lawyer Dino L.

Dino L.

SAN DIEGO, CA

Family Law

Rating (14 users) *****
See Reviews

Need an Employment Lawyer?

No obligation - Lawyers compete for your case. Choose your issue & get started now:

Athens non-compete lawyer, Athens non-compete attorney, Athens non-compete lawyers, Athens non-compete attorneys, non-compete attorney in Athens, Athens non-compete agreement, non-compete agreement in Athens