Loveland Non-Compete Agreement

Find the right Non-Compete Agreement attorney in Loveland, 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 can receive compensation for the agreement.

When are Covenants not to Compete Unenforceable?

Knowing in advance whether a judge will enforce an employee's non-compete clause can be difficult. While the employer?s interests are significant, Colorado courts place great weight on an individual?s freedom to pursue the employment they want. Accordingly, courts have only upheld those agreements that they consider reasonable under the circumstances. Some provisions that courts have considered to be unreasonable include terms that last for an unusually long period of time or that cover a geographic around Loveland that is unreasonably broad.

The agreements must also deal only with those competitors whose line of employment is reasonably related to the previous employer's. Lastly, the covenant not to compete must have a valid 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?

You might want to hire a Loveland, Colorado lawyer to review the covenant before signing any provisions that may limit or restrict your rights. The lawyer will then be able to negotiate any modifications to the contract as needed, or they can even draft a new one should it be required by one or both parties. An attorney can also give valuable advice when it comes to suing employees for breaching covenants, or counseling employees who have signed one regarding whether they can accept a different job.

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Life in Loveland

Loveland, Colorado is a city in Larimer County. It has a population of about 67,000 people, and is located about 45 miles north of Denver.

Loveland was founded in 1877, along the newly constructed Colorado Central Railroad. Throughout the first half of the 20th Century, Loveland's economy was heavily dependent on agriculture. However, after World War II, the economies of western states, including Colorado, began to boom. Modernly, Loveland, Colorado frequently receives national recognition for being one of the best places in the country to live.

Companies like Hewlett-Packard have a substantial presence in Loveland, Colorado, creating a large and diverse employment base.

Because of its robust economy, the lawyers of Loveland, Colorado have developed very sophisticated and competent practices. If you need legal advice in Loveland, Colorado, there's probably a lawyer nearby who can help.

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