Kissimmee Non-Compete Agreement

Find the right Non-Compete Agreement attorney in Kissimmee, 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 Kissimmee 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, there must be a valid 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?

Before signing anything that may restrict your rights, you might want to hire a Kissimmee, Florida attorney to review the contract. A lawyer can then negotiate to modify the covenant as needed, or might even draft a new one that is acceptable to 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 Kissimmee

Kissimmee is in Osceola County, Florida. Specifically, it is located northwest of Lake Tohopekaliga, alongside the Kissimmee River. It is knwon as one of central Florida's most charming small cities. Approximately 60,000 people call Kissimmee home.

Some popular attractions is Kissimmee include the Colonial Estate, the Kissimmee Historic District, Monument of States, Osceola Center for the Arts, and Osceola County Historical Society Museum.

Some famous residents of Kissimme are William J. Sears, Brett Williams, Bobby Sippio, Kissy Simmons, John Quinones, Tito Paul, A.J. McLean, Brent Fullwood, Tonga Fifita, and Buddy Dyer.

Kissimmee is also filled with small law offices and firms that train excellent attorneys. These attorneys practice in all areas of law. Therefore, Kissimmee residents should remain assured that any and all of their legal needs will be met by the competent legal force of Kissimmee.

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