Miramar Non-Compete Agreement

Find the right Non-Compete Agreement attorney in Miramar, 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. Even though the interests of an employer are significant, Florida courts value a person's freedom to select the type of employment that they desire. Thus, courts will typically uphold only those covenants not to compete that they conclude to be reasonable. Some provisions that courts have considered to be unreasonable include terms that last for an unusually long period of time or that cover a geographic around Miramar that is unreasonably broad.

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 Miramar, 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 Miramar

Miramar is a city Broward County, Florida. It has a population of 108,000, as of estimates by the U.S. Census Bureau from the year 2007.

The city of Miramar, Florida is named after the Miramar District, in Havana, Cuba.

Miramar is home to very large communities of Columbian and Jamaicanimmigrants, and Cuban expatriates. These various ethnic groups have contributed to the diverse character of Miramar, and influenced its unique culture.

Miramar is the headquarters of Spirit Airlines, a low-cost carrier operating flights throughout the Americas. It is one of the largest employers in the Miramar area. Miramar is part of the South Florida Metro Area, which includes Miami and other major tourist destinations. As a result, tourism and travel are major drivers of Miramar's economy.

Thanks to its diversity and economic vitality, there is a thriving legal community in Miramar, Florida. Miramar, Florida lawyers are experienced in dealing with a wide variety of clients and cases; in a community as diverse as Miramar, they have to be in order to stay competitive. For most Miramar, Florida attorneys, there is no case to big or too small.

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