Hialeah Non-Compete Agreement

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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. Although the interests of employers are important, courts in Florida also give priority to an employee's freedom to choose the type of employment that they desire. As a result, courts usually uphold only those covenants that are consider to be reasonable according to 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 Hialeah.

Non-compete clauses are also limited in that they can only apply to competitors who are reasonably related to the industry of the employer. Finally, an employer is required to have a valid 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?

Since covenants could restrict your rights, you may wish to hire a Hialeah, 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. An attorney can also give valuable advice when it comes to suing employees for breaching covenants, or counseling employees who have signed one about whether they can accept a different job.

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Life in Hialeah

Hialeah is a city in Miami-Dade County that is the sixth most populous in the State of Florida with 226,500 residents. Hialeah is incorporated into the Miami Metropolitan Area and is the most densely populated area in the United States without a skyscraper. The city pays host to some of the best shopping in Florida at the Westland Mall which is known to most locals as Westfield Westland and also features a number of popular eateries like Fuddrucker's, Chili's, Manchu Wok, and Edy's. Telmundo is also headquartered in Hialeah. So many businesses attract a number of experienced lawyers. Hialeah lawyers have experience with local courts and cases so they will often be best suited to advising cases in the area.  

Residents of Hialeah enjoy access to many great schools including elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, charter schools, private schools, community colleges, as well as private colleges and universities. The Hialeah Park Race Track offers slot machines and quarter horse races. There are also 3 tennis courts, 5 pools, lots of public parks, and a 10,000 seat football stadium. Hialeah offers a great location, amenities, and schools making it one of the most popular places in Florida to live. 

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