Kendall Non-Compete Agreement

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

Typically, 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 normally hold non-compete clauses to be unreasonable if they involve unusually long periods of time or if they cover a geographic region surrounding Kendall 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?

Since covenants could restrict your rights, you may wish to hire a Kendall, Florida lawyer to review any agreements. 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. 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 Kendall

Kendall is a small suburb of Miami, Florida. It is a quick drive to Downtown Miami and the Miami International Airport. Some popular schools located in Kendall include Kaplan University and Nova Southeastern University.

Being so close to Miami, Kendall residents have access to the large legal force in Miami. In other words, Kendall residents can seek the aid of small, mid-size, and large law firms located in Miami for all their legal needs. These firms train excellent attorneys with sharp minds and ambition, who are devoted to providing excellent legal services.

Many people who want to take advantage of the work force in Miami, yet do not want to live in the "daily city grind" call Kendall their home. Some famous residents include Janet Reno and OJ Simpson!

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