Tamarac Non-Compete Agreement

Find the right Non-Compete Agreement attorney in Tamarac, 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 employer's interest are important, 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 agreements that courts have seen to be unreasonable include those that last for an prolonged period of time or cover geographic areas around Tamarac that are unreasonably 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. Lastly, an employer is required to have a legitimate business reason in its motivation for imposing a covenant not to compete on an employee.

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

Before you sign any documents that could restrict your rights, you may consider hiring a Tamarac, 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. An attorney can also give valuable advice when it comes to suing employees for breaching covenants, or counseling employees who have signed one regarding whether they can accept a different job.

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Life in Tamarac

Tamarac is a small city in Florida with approximately 61,000 people. It is surrounded by Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Pompano Beach.

Some popular spots in Tamarac include Pinellas Park and Commercial Boulevard. Tamarac is known for its community unity and residential neighborhoods.

Most residents commute to neighboring areas for work. Tamarac is also home to some small law offices, where attorneys focus on providing excellent, affordable legal services.

Overall, Tamarac is not one of the cities in Florida that is visited by most tourists. Nor is it one of those cities that is filled with beach bodies and beauty. However, the city has an unified spirit, which it takes much pride in!

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