Spring Hill Non-Compete Agreement

Find the right Non-Compete Agreement attorney in Spring Hill, FL

Usually, 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 may 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 discern whether a judge will enforce a given non-compete agreement. While employer's interest are significant, the courts of Florida also put a high level of importance on a person's ability to pursue their desired employment opportunities. Consequently, a court will generally only uphold non-compete clauses which under the circumstances are considered to be reasonable. Those provisions that courts have seen to be unreasonable include those that last for an prolonged period of time or cover geographic areas around Spring Hill that are unreasonably large.

Covenants not to compete are also required to deal only with competitors who are rationally related to the employer's line of industry. Lastly, there must be a legitimate 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?

Since covenants could restrict your rights, you may wish to hire a Spring Hill, Florida lawyer to review any provisions. 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 considering 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 Spring Hill

Spring Hill is located in Hernando County, Florida. About 100,000 people call Spring Hill home. Spring Hill is located near Tampa Bay and St. Petersburg.

Tourists love to tour the Nature Coast Botanical Gardens, the Stage West Community Playhouse, the Hernando Symphony Orchestra, Pine Island Park, Weeki Wachee Springs beach, and Buccaneer Bay. Spring Hill has something for everyone--the nature lovers, the history loves, and those who just want to sit back, relax, and enjoy the Florida sun!

The healthcare industry is very prominent in Spring Hill. Alongside the health care force is the presence of law firms which train attorneys to practice in all areas of law. Therefore, Spring Hill residents can remain rest assured because any and every legal inquiry of theirs can be handled by Spring Hill attorneys.

Overall, Spring Hill is a quaint city with small-town charm. Many consider it to be a wonderful place to call home!

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