Weston Non-Compete Agreement

Find the right Non-Compete Agreement attorney in Weston, 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 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 foresee 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. 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 Weston that is excessively large.

Non-compete clauses are also limited in that they can only apply to competitors who are reasonably related to the industry of the employer. Finally, an employer is required to have a valid 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 Weston, 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. When it comes to suing an employee for breach of a non-compete clause, an attorney can give valuable advice. They will also be able to counsel employees who need advice for a covenant they have signed.

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Life in Weston

Weston is one of South Florida's suburbs. It is home to about 66,000 people. Interestingly, in 2010, Money Magazine ranked Weston the 19th "Biggest Earners" city in America due to the median family income being about ,000.

With such a high median income, Weston is seen as an area with large job growth. It also is known as a very affordable area with a well planned community. Along with being home to businesses of all sizes, Weston is also home to many law firms. Weston residents can be rest assured that any and every legal inquiry of theirs can be handled by Weston's legal force.

Some popular Weston residents include Jason Taylor, Manny Ramirez, Joey Porter, Dan Marino, Al Leiter, Eddie Jones, Brandon Jackson, Dudley Hart, and Will Allen.

Many Florida residents aspire to be a part of the Weston community!

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