Vallejo Non-Compete Agreement

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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 can 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 significant, 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. Terms contained in a covenant not to compete will be struck down by a court as unreasonable if they bind the employee for an unusually long period of time or if they cover an unreasonably large geographic area around Vallejo.

Covenants not to compete are also required to deal only with competitors who are reasonably related to the employer's line of industry. Finally, there must be a valid business interest which motivates the employer's mandating a covenant not to compete.

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

Since covenants could restrict your rights, you may wish to hire a Vallejo, California lawyer to review any provisions. They will be able to negotiate further changes to the covenant, and can draft an entirely new one that is acceptable to all parties if needed. Attorneys can provide valuable counseling to employers who are contemplating suing an employer who breached a covenant not to compete. They can also assist employees who have signed an agreement limiting their employment options.

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Life in Vallejo

Any young child will know Vallejo because it is home to the Six Flags Discovery Kingdom theme park, formerly Marine World.

Vallejo is located in Solano County, California, with a population of about 115,942 people. It is located in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Besides Six Flags, other popular attractions include the Mare Island Naval Shipyard, the California Maritime Academy, Touro University and the Ferry services.

Unfortunately in 2008 Vallejo was the largest Californian city to file for bankruptcy. Common employers in Vallejo include Kaiser Permanente, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Sutter Health, Touro University, the school districts and Petrochem.

Many law firms are located in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Bay Area also is home to many law schools, including top-tier ones. Many attorneys also move to the Bay Area due to the vast number of firms in the area. The Bay Area has many large multinational law firms, as well as small to mid-size firms, as well as the offices of many solo practitioners. Therefore, the legal service industry is very active and competitive. Vallejo residents will never have an issue finding help for any of their legal inquiries.

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