Carol City Non-Compete Agreement

Find the right Non-Compete Agreement attorney in Carol City, FL

Usually, a covenant not to compete is when a Florida 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?

Whether or not a judge will conclude that the covenant is enforceable can be difficult to know beforehand. While the employer?s interests are important, Florida courts place great importance 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. 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 Carol City.

Covenants not to compete are also required to deal only with competitors who are rationally related to the employer's line of industry. Lastly, the employer must have a valid business interest behind its motivation for 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 Carol City, Florida 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. 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 Carol City

Carol City is located in the Miami-Dade County of Florida. The city was first named "Coral City," and went through a name change in 2003 to Carol City.

Some popular attractions in Carol City include Wentworth Galleries, the Wallflower Gallery, My Jewish Discovery Place Children's Museum, Ziff Ballet Opera House The Arsht Center, Riverwalk Arts and Entertainment District, Bakehouse Art Complex, the Holocaust Memorial, and the Daggerwing Nature Center.

Since Carol City is located in a metropolitan area of Florida, it is home to many businesses. Businesses naturally need legal counsel. Therefore, Carol City is located near many law firms, of all sizes, that train capable attorneys able to handle any of their legal needs.

Overall, Carol City guarantees a wonderful quality of life and plenty of legal counsel to those in need.

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