Port Orange Non-Compete Agreement

Find the right Non-Compete Agreement attorney in Port Orange, 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". Signing such an agreement can either be a condition for being employed, or the employee may receive additional compensation for doing so.

When are Covenants not to Compete Unenforceable?

It is difficult to foresee whether a judge will enforce a given non-compete agreement. While the employer?s interests are significant, Florida courts place great weight on an individual?s freedom to pursue the employment they want. Accordingly, courts have only upheld those agreements that they consider reasonable under 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 Port Orange that is excessively large.

Limitations on non-compete clauses must also be restricted to cover only competitors who are related in a reasonable way to the employer's industry. 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?

A Port Orange, Florida lawyer can help you review the covenant before you sign any documents that might limit your rights. The lawyer can help you in negotiating modifications or if needed, they can possibly draft a new agreement which will be acceptable to both parties. Employers can receive useful advice from an attorney should they decide to sue a worker for breaching a covenant, and employees who have signed such covenants can also benefit from a lawyer's counseling.

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Life in Port Orange

Port Orange is a city in Florida with a population a little over 500,000 people. It seen known as a principal city in Florida's Fun Coast region.

Many businesses of all sizes call Port Orange home. The largest employers include the education, health care and government areas. Specifically, Halifax Hospital, Northstar Food Service, Thompson Pump and Manufacturing, Don Bell Industries, Meypack Packaging Systems, La-Man Inc., Sun Coast Imaging, and the Palmer College of Chiropractic are the top employers. To support these employers and industries, Port Orange has many law firms capable of serving residents' and businesses' legal needs.

Some popular residents of Port Orange have included Thomas Block, Brittany Croxford, John Travolta, Mike Skinner, and Ryan Lochte.

All in all, Port Orange is a medium sized city with small town charm that offers residents a wonderful quality of life!

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