Winter Garden Non-Compete Agreement

Find the right Non-Compete Agreement attorney in Winter Garden, 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. Terms contained in a covenant not to compete will be struck down by a court as unreasonable if they bind the employee for an excessively long period of time or if they cover an unreasonably large geographic area around Winter Garden.

Covenants must also be limited to restricting dealings with those competitors that are rationally related to the employer's industry. 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?

Since covenants could restrict your rights, you may wish to hire a Winter Garden, Florida lawyer to review any documents. 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 Winter Garden

Winter Garden is located 14 miles west of downtown Orlando--home to Disney World! It is a small suburb with about 30,000 people.

Some popular sports include the Luther F. Tilden House, West Orange Trail, Winter Garden Downtown Historic District, Winter Garden Heritage Museum, Winter Garden Historic Residential District, and Garden Theatre.

Winter Garden is a small community filled with down-to-earth people. It is also home to many small law offices where attorneys strive to provide personalized attention to all their clients.

Overall, Winter Garden residents enjoy a wonderful quality of life and are very near the happiest place in the world!

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