Southington Non-Compete Agreement

Find the right Non-Compete Agreement attorney in Southington, CT

Generally, a covenant not to compete is when a Connecticut 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. Even if the employee's interests may be significant Connecticut 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. Those agreements that courts have seen to be unreasonable include those that last for an prolonged period of time or cover geographic areas around Southington that are unreasonably large.

Limitations on non-compete clauses must also be restricted to cover only competitors who are related in a reasonable way to the employer's industry. Lastly, an employer is required to have a legitimate business reason in its motivation for imposing a covenant not to compete on an employee.

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

A Southington, Connecticut lawyer can help you review the covenant before you sign any documents that might limit your rights. The lawyer can help you in negotiating modifications or if needed, they can possibly draft a new agreement which will be acceptable to both parties. When it comes to suing an employee for breach of a non-compete clause, an attorney can provide valuable advice. They will also be able to counsel employees who need advice for a covenant they have signed.

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Life in Southington

Located just twenty miles from Hartford, Southington, Connecticut is one charming town. Southington is home to close to 40,000 residents. Southington is located on 36.6 square miles and has been nicknamed the "Apple Valley" for the many apple orchards that are located within the city limits. Not surprisingly, Southington hosts an apple festival every year.

Located in Hartford County, Southington has the honor of being recognized as having the best quality of life in the county. The beautiful Quinnipiac River runes along the town, and there are also many beautiful parks throughout the city.

Southington is also home to the world's most popular television station -- ESPN, and many of the station's sports reporters living within the Southington city limits. Southington is also home to great lawyers. Southington lawyers are versed in a range of legal practices to assist their clients with any legal matter than may come his or her way. Southington attorneys are second to none!

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