Moline Non-Compete Agreement

Find the right Non-Compete Agreement attorney in Moline, IL

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?

Knowing in advance whether a judge will enforce an employee's non-compete clause can be challenging. While the employer?s interests are significant, Illinois courts place great weight on an individual?s freedom to pursue the employment they want. Accordingly, courts have only upheld those agreements that they consider reasonable under the circumstances. Covenants not to compete that a court will categorize as unreasonable include agreements that last for a long duration or that restrict the employee to an unreasonable geographic area around Moline.

Non-compete clauses are also limited in that they may only apply to competitors who are rationally related to the industry of the employer. 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?

Before you sign any provisions that could restrict your rights, you may consider hiring a Moline, Illinois 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. A lawyer can also render useful advice for employers who are contemplating suing an employee for breach of covenant, or they can counsel employees who have signed such an agreement.

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Life in Moline

Moline is located in Illinois's Rock Island County. It has a population of over 45,000 people. Moline and East Moline make up the Quad Cities of Illinois.

In the mid 1990s, Moline transformed itself to increase its central business district's appeal. Some of Moline's largest employers include Deere Company, Black Hawk College, Group O, McLaughlin Body Company, Wal-Mart, the school district, John Deere Seenig Group, Kone, and the city.

Moline is not far from Chicago, and therefore residents have access to Chicago's superior legal force.

Some popular sites include Prospect Park, Hamilton Heights, Wildwood, Uptown, Wharton, and Karsten's Park.

Overall, Moline is a great place to live and visit!

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