San Juan Capistrano Non-Compete Agreement

Find the right Non-Compete Agreement attorney in San Juan Capistrano, CA

Usually, a covenant not to compete is when a California 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 them either does so as a condition to employment or they may receive compensation for the agreement.

When are Covenants not to Compete Unenforceable?

It is difficult to discern whether a judge will enforce a given non-compete agreement. Even though the interests of an employer are important, California 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. Covenants not to compete that a court will categorize as unreasonable include provisions that last for a long duration or that restrict the employee to an unreasonable geographic area around San Juan Capistrano.

Covenants not to compete are also required to deal only with competitors who are rationally related to the employer's line of 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 signing anything that may restrict your rights, you may want to hire a San Juan Capistrano, California attorney to review the contract. A lawyer can then negotiate to modify the covenant as needed, or may even draft a new one that is acceptable to both parties A lawyer can also render useful advice for employers who are considering suing an employee for breach of covenant, or they can counsel employees who have signed such an agreement.

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Life in San Juan Capistrano

San Juan Capistrano, California is a city located in Orange County with an approximate population of 33.826 people. This small city is filled with a lot of history. It was created around Mission San Juan Capistrano. Therefore, the city has a lot of building which complement a Spanish style architecture.

San Juan Capistrano is a beautiful suburb filled with million dollar homes, gated communities, hills, and ranches. It seems like heaven on earth! Popular attractions include the Mission San Juan Capistrano, Mission Basillica San Juan Capistrano, Trabuco Creek, El Adobe de Capistrano, The Depot, and Los Rios District.

Being located in Orange County, residents have no problems finding competent attorneys for their legal needs. Orange County is home to many law firms of all sizes, practicing in all areas of law.

Overall San Juan Capistrano residents are blessed with a strong legal force, gorgeous community, and wonderful quality of life.

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