Tinley Park Non-Compete Agreement

Find the right Non-Compete Agreement attorney in Tinley Park, 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 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 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 Tinley Park that is unreasonably broad.

Non-compete clauses are also limited in that they can only apply to competitors who are reasonably related to the industry of the employer. Lastly, the employer must have a valid 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 Tinley Park, 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. 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 Tinley Park

With a population of over 59,000, Tinley Park is one of the fastest growing suburbs of Chicago. The village is located mostly in Cook County, Illinois, though some of it overlaps into Will County. Tinley Park was chosen by Business Week as the best place in America to raise a family in the year 2009.

Tinley Park received its first economic impulse in the early 1900's with the introduction of railroads. Several industrial companies opened their establishments in the area, providing many jobs and activities for residents. Recently Tinley Park is known for its high-pace residential development which has led to its continued population growth.

Visitors to Tinley Park are usually welcomed with a hefty dose of artistic and recreational opportunities. A main venue for concerts is the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, formerly known as The World Music Theater. It is an outdoor venue which seats 28,000. Additionally, a Tinley Park Arts Council has been created for the purpose of promoting and supporting the arts and events in Tinley Park.

Lawyers in Tinley Park, Illinois will usually file your legal claims in the Cook County Circuit Court. Tinley Park lawyers are prepared to assist clients in a wide array of legal issues and disputes.

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