Bartlett Non-Compete Agreement

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Usually, a covenant not to compete is when an Illinois 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". Compensation might be paid for employees who sign the covenant, or at times the employment might be conditioned upon such an agreement.

When are Covenants not to Compete Unenforceable?

It is difficult to discern whether a judge will enforce a given non-compete agreement. Even though the interests of an employer are significant, Illinois courts value a person's freedom to select the type of employment that they desire. Thus, courts will typically uphold only those covenants not to compete that they conclude 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 unusually long period of time or if they cover an unreasonably large geographic area around Bartlett.

Limitations on non-compete clauses must also be restricted to cover only competitors who are related in a reasonable way to the employer's industry. Finally, the employer must have a legitimate business interest behind its motivation for 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 Bartlett, Illinois 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. Employers can receive useful advice from an attorney should they decide to sue a worker for breaching a covenant, and employees who have signed such covenants can also benefit from a lawyer's counseling.

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Life in Bartlett

Bartlett is surrounded by Illinois's Kane and DuPage Counties. It is a small area with a little over 42,000 people.

Some popular attractions in Bartlett include the Bartlett Park District Theatre, the original railroad station, and the Shri Swaminarayan Mandir with its adjoining cultural center called Haveli. Haveli is a large complex with large rooms decorated with intricately carved designs on stone and wood.

Although small, Bartlett is a great little area that welcomes a diverse population. Bartlett has a strong sense of community with a very unified spirit.

Bartlett residents look to nearby areas to seek legal advice. In general, Illinois has many great law schools and firms which significantly contribute to the legal force in Illinois. Therefore, Bartlett residents will never have to go very far to receive legal advice.

All in all, Bartlett is a wonderful community with small town charm!

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