Coconut Creek Non-Compete Agreement

Find the right Non-Compete Agreement attorney in Coconut Creek, 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 can 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 challenging to know beforehand. While the employer?s interests are significant, Florida 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. Covenants not to compete that a court will categorize as unreasonable include agreements that last for a long duration or that restrict the employee to an unreasonable geographic area around Coconut Creek.

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 Coconut Creek, Florida 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. 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 Coconut Creek

Coconut Creek is a city with an interesting name, located in Broward County, Florida. What is interesting is that eventhough its name has the word "coconut" in it, Coconut Creek is home to the world's largest butterfly population. Over 80 species and 5,000 individual butterflies call Coconut Creek home.

Coconut Creek is a small community filled with many small businesses, single-family homes, condos, town homes, and small gated communities. Some popular employers include the school district, Seminole Coconut Creek Casino, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, and Wal-Mart.

Coconut Creek is also filled with many small law offices that are founded by excellent attorneys focusing on creating a legal practice dedicated to excellence and service to the community.

Some popular attractions include Sabal Pines Park, Tradewinds Park, Butterfly World, and Seminole Casino Coconut Creek.

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