Homestead Non-Compete Agreement

Find the right Non-Compete Agreement attorney in Homestead, FL

Generally, 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. A court will usually hold non-compete clauses to be unreasonable if they involve unusually long periods of time or if they cover a geographic region surrounding Homestead that is excessively large.

Covenants must also be limited to restricting dealings with those competitors that are rationally related to the employer's industry. Lastly, there must be a legitimate business interest which motivates the employer's mandating a covenant not to compete.

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

You may want to hire a Homestead, Florida lawyer to review the covenant before signing any agreements 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. Attorneys can provide valuable counseling to employers who are considering suing an employer who breached a covenant not to compete. They can also assist employees who have signed an agreement limiting their employment options.

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Life in Homestead

Homestead is Miami-Dade County's second oldest city! It is located about 35 miles from Miami. Homestead has been in the news over the past few years because it was affected by Hurricane Andrew in 1992. After redevelopment, in 2002, the city experienced a building and housing boom!

Popular attractions in Homestead include ArtSouth, Coral Castle, Everglades Alligator Farm, Fruit and Spice Park, Homestead Rodeo, Homestead-Miami Speedway, Monkey Jungle, Homestead Air Reserve Base, Schnebly Redland's Winery, and Turkey Point Nuclear Generating Station.

Homestead has some small law offices that can cater to the reasonable legal inquiries of residents. For larger legal issues, nearby Miami has many small to large size law firms with excellent attorneys, capable of handling the most complex legal matters. Therefore, the residents of Homestead can remain assured that any and every legal inquiry of theirs can be easily tackled.

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