Englewood Non-Compete Agreement

Find the right Non-Compete Agreement attorney in Englewood, CO

Generally, a covenant not to compete is when a Colorado 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 foresee whether a judge will enforce a given non-compete agreement. Even if the employee's interests may be important Colorado courts will certainly assign great weight to a person's freedom to choose the type of employment that is suitable for them. Accordingly, only those covenants which are deemed to be reasonable will be upheld by the court. 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 Englewood.

The agreements must also deal only with those competitors whose line of employment is rationally related to the previous employer's. 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 an Englewood, Colorado 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 Employers can receive useful advice from an attorney should they decide to sue a worker for breaching a covenant, and employees who have signed such covenants can also benefit from a lawyer's counseling.

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Life in Englewood

Englewood, Colorado is a community in Arapahoe County, Colorado. It is a home-rule municipality, and has a population of about 33,000 people.

Englewood, Colorado is part of the Denver metropolitan area, and the robust economy of Denver and other larger cities nearby provides the basis for the economy and job market in Englewood.

The Denver area has in recent years become a major hub for the technology industry, with many high-tech companies having large offices there. This industry provides a major boost for the Englewood, Colorado job market.

These tech companies employ a large number of professionals in a wide variety of fields, including several Englewood, Colorado lawyers.

If you live in Englewood, Colorado and are in need of legal advice, chances are very good that there is an Englewood, California attorney who can help you with whatever legal issue you might face.

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