Rome Non-Compete Agreement

Find the right Non-Compete Agreement attorney in Rome, GA

Usually, a covenant not to compete is when a Georgia 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?

Foreseeing whether or not a judge will uphold a covenant not to compete is usually difficult. Although the interests of employers are significant, courts in Georgia also give importance to an employee's freedom to choose the type of employment that they desire. As a result, courts usually uphold only those covenants that are consider to be reasonable according to the circumstances. A court will typically hold non-compete clauses to be unreasonable if they involve unusually long periods of time or if they cover a geographic region surrounding Rome that is excessively large.

Covenants must also be limited to restricting dealings with those competitors that are reasonably related to the employer's industry. Finally, there must be a valid 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?

A Rome, Georgia lawyer can help you review the covenant before you sign any provisions that might limit your rights. The lawyer can help you in negotiating modifications or if needed, they can possibly draft a new agreement which will be acceptable to both parties. When it comes to suing an employee for breach of a non-compete clause, an attorney can provide 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 Rome

Rome is a city in Floyd County, Georgia. It is the largest city in, and county seat of, Floyd County. As of the 2000 United States Census, Rome, Georgia has a population of about 34,000 people.

Rome was inhabited by humans for thousands of years before the arrival of European colonists. Europeans first explored the area in the mid-1500s, when Spanish explorers first charted the Southeastern U.S.

The modern city of Rome, Georgia was founded in 1834. The founders of the new city determined its name by drawing lots from names submitted by the other founders. In 1835, the Georgia legislature incorporated Rome as a city. During the Civil War, Rome's industrial capacity made it strategically important, and both sides fought fiercely to control it.

Modernly, Rome is a thriving small city, owing to its diverse economy. It is supported by the manufacturing, high technology, tourism, and healthcare. Rome is also home to Shorter University, a private liberal arts college which consistently brings in new, young residents with disposable income, further boosting the economy.

If you live in Rome, Georgia, and need a competent, experienced attorney to handle any legal issues you might be facing, you're in luck. There are many Rome, Georgia lawyers to choose from, and you should be able to find one who's right for you.

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