Mount Prospect 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 may be paid for employees who sign the covenant, or at times the employment may 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 important, Illinois courts place great importance 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. 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 Mount Prospect.

Covenants not to compete are also required to deal only with competitors who are rationally related to the employer's line of industry. Lastly, there must be a legitimate 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?

Since covenants could restrict your rights, you may wish to hire a Mount Prospect, 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. An attorney can also give valuable advice when it comes to suing employees for breaching covenants, or counseling employees who have signed one about whether they can accept a different job.

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Life in Mount Prospect

Mount Prospect is located in Cook County, Illinois. It is located about 20 miles northwest from downtown Chicago. Around 55,000 people call Mount Prospect home.

Some famous people who have lived in Mount Prospect include Ian Brennan, Lee DeWyze, Jennifer Morrison, and Brian Gregory.

Some of the top employers include Caremark Rx, Bosch Tools, MetLife, Cummins-Allison, Wal-Mart, Rauland-Borg, and the school district.

Being so near to Chicago, Glenview residents have the benefit of taking advantage of the strong legal force in Chicago. Chicago is home to many top law firms that train excellent attorneys to handle any and every legal matter.

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