Anderson Non-Compete Agreement

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In general, covenants not to compete involve an employee in the state of Indiana who agrees not to work for competitors of their employer when they leave the company. Such covenants are often called "non-compete" clauses". Employees who sign them can either receive compensation or simply be required to agree as a condition for their employment.

When are Covenants not to Compete Unenforceable?

Foreseeing whether or not a judge will uphold a covenant not to compete is typically difficult. Although the interests of employers are significant, courts in Indiana also give importance to an employee's freedom to choose the type of employment that they desire. As a result, courts usually uphold only those covenants that are consider to be reasonable according to the circumstances. A court will normally hold non-compete clauses to be unreasonable if they involve unusually long periods of time or if they cover a geographic region surrounding Anderson that is excessively large.

Covenants must also be limited to restricting dealings with those competitors that are reasonably related to the employer?s industry. Lastly, the covenant not to compete must have a valid 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 Anderson, Indiana 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. An attorney can also give valuable advice when it comes to suing employees for breaching covenants, or counseling employees who have signed one regarding whether they can accept a different job.

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Life in Anderson

Anderson is a city of about 56,000 people, located in Madison County. Two main reasons Anderson is known is because it is the headquarters of the Church of God, and it is where Anderson University is located.

Some popular attractions include Downtown Historic District, Paramount Theatre, Mounds State Park, The Anderson Center for the Arts and Madison County Historical Center.

Interestingly, in 2007 Anderson was ranked number ninety-eight out of one hundred in Forbes Magazine's "100 Best Places for Businesses among Smaller U.S. Metro Areas." Being such a great place for businesses, it is natural that many attorneys and law offices would have a presence in Anderson to support businesses. Anderson has a competent legal force that is capable of handling any and every legal matter of Anderson residents and businesses.

All in all, Anderson is a wonderful small city that offers a great quality of life.

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