Jupiter Non-Compete Agreement

Find the right Non-Compete Agreement attorney in Jupiter, 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 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. Although the interests of employers are significant, courts in Florida also give importance 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 Jupiter that is excessively large.

Non-compete clauses are also limited in that they may only apply to competitors who are rationally related to the industry of the employer. Finally, the employer must have a legitimate 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?

You might want to hire a Jupiter, 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. Attorneys can provide valuable counseling to employers who are contemplating 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 Jupiter

Jupiter, alongside being the name of a planet, is also the name of a town located in Palm Beach County, Florida. It is a small town that is home to about a little over 50,000 people.

Jupiter is a small town, with a community-like feel. Everyone knows everyone. The town is mostly filled with married couples and families, with a median income between ,000 to ,000. Surprisingly, many people have vacation homes in Jupiter. When people want to get away from the hustle-bustle of city life, Jupiter is a great place to escape for some peace and quiet.

Jupiter is also home to small law offices devoted to providing excellent, personalized legal services in all practice areas.

Some famous residents of Jupiter include Tori Amos, Don Brewer, Julie Dubela, Brett Wetterich, Wayne Rosenthal, and Kurt Pellegrino.

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