Stamford Non-Compete Agreement

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Typically, 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 hard. 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 Stamford 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, 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?

Before signing anything that may restrict your rights, you might want to hire a Stamford, Connecticut attorney to review the contract. A lawyer can then negotiate to modify the covenant as needed, or might even draft a new one that is acceptable to both parties A lawyer can also render useful advice for employers who are contemplating suing an employee for breach of covenant, or they can counsel employees who have signed such an agreement.

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Life in Stamford

Stamford is located in the greater New York metropolitan region, is the fourth largest city in the state and the eighth largest city in New England. It has a population of about 122,643 people.

Popular attractions primarily comprise of parks and recreational sites. Some attractions include Cummings Park, Terry Connors Ice Rink, Scalzi Park, Mill River Park, and Cove Island Park. Other popular sites to visit include the Stamford Museum and Nature Center, Barlett Arboretum and Gardens, Stamford Center for the Arts and the Stamford Symphony Orchestra.

Stamford is a diverse area with all races, including Caucasian, African-American, Asian, and Hispanic. As a result, many residents are bilingual.

Many large companies have office locations in Stamford. These companies include World Wrestling Entertainment, Tasty Bite, Pitney Bowes, UBS and the Royal Bank of Scotland. Stamford is also home to many law firms and offices which train many competent attorneys to handle any and all legal inquires.

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