Streamwood Non-Compete Agreement

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Typically, 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 hard. While employer's interest are significant, the courts of Illinois 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. Some agreements that courts have considered to be unreasonable include terms that last for an unusually long period of time or that cover a geographic around Streamwood that is unreasonably broad.

Covenants must also be limited to restricting dealings with those competitors that are rationally related to the employer's industry. Finally, the covenant not to compete must have a legitimate business purpose which is behind the employer's motivation for requiring the agreement.

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 Streamwood, Illinois lawyer to review any agreements. 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. A lawyer can also render useful advice for employers who are considering suing an employee for breach of covenant, or they can counsel employees who have signed such an agreement.

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Life in Streamwood

Streamwood is located in Cook County, Illinois. It is one of Chicago's many suburbs. Surrounding suburbs include Hanover Park and Bartlett. Together, these three suburbs make up "Tri Village."

Streamwood is filled with many famous and beautiful churches, include the Grace Bible Church, St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Truelight Lutheran Church, and Faith Missionary Baptist Churt.

Other popular sites are located in Streamwood's Park District. Park District is home to many recreation centers and parks, including Rahlf's Woods, Dolphin Park and Hoosier Grove. The Park District also has Sunnyhill Park, 'The Barn' banquet Center, and Streamwood Heritage Museum.

Being so near Chicago, Streamwood residents have an extremely competent legal force to handle their legal matters. Chicago is home to many top ranked law firms that train ivy-league educated attorneys. Further, Chicago also has many small to mid-size law firms that train intelligent attorneys who focus on providing personalized legal services.

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