Sanford Non-Compete Agreement

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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". 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 know 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. Terms contained in a covenant not to compete will be struck down by a court as unreasonable if they bind the employee for an unusually long period of time or if they cover an unreasonably large geographic area around Sanford.

Covenants not to compete are also required to deal only with competitors who are reasonably related to the employer's line of industry. Finally, the employer needs to have an acceptable business purpose which justifies their motives in requiring their employee to sign a covenant not to compete.

Do I Need an Attorney when Dealing with a Covenant not to Compete?

Before you sign any agreements that could restrict your rights, you may consider hiring a Sanford, Florida attorney who can review the covenant. The attorney can negotiate modifications to the contract if they are needed, and can draft a new clause which is acceptable to the parties involved. 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 Sanford

Sanford is a city in Seminole County, Florida with an approximate population of 50,998.

Some popular attractions include the Central Florida Zoological Park, the Museum of Seminole County History, and City of Sanford Museum. Other known spots are the Delta Connection Academy and Ligonier Ministries.

Sanford is known as an area focused on agriculture and tourism, via its resorts. The resorts are popular because Sanford is located alongside Lake Monroe and the St. Johns River.

Sanford is filled with law firms that practice in many areas of law. Most attorneys are well-known in the Sanford region, and therefore the focus is on provide personalized legal services.

Some famous residents of Sanford include Jeff Blake, Tim Raines Jr., Rickie Weeks, David Eckstein and Lee Corso.

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