Gary Non-Compete Agreement

Find the right Non-Compete Agreement attorney in Gary, IN

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 frequently called "non-compete" clauses". Employees who sign them may 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 usually difficult. Even though the interests of an employer are important, Indiana courts value a person's freedom to select the type of employment that they desire. Thus, courts will typically uphold only those covenants not to compete that they conclude 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 Gary 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, 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?

Before signing anything that may restrict your rights, you may want to hire a Gary, Indiana attorney to review the contract. A lawyer can then negotiate to modify the covenant as needed, or may even draft a new one that is acceptable to both parties 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 Gary

Gary is located in Lake County, Indiana. It is located south east of Chicago, about 25 miles from downtown Chicago. Approximately 80,300 people call Gary, Indiana their home. Gary is the seventh largest city in Indiana, and is near Lake Michigan.

Gary is known for its large steel mills and for being the birthplace of the Jackson family. Some famous residents include the Jacksons, Avery Brooks, Freddie Gibbs, Gerald Irons, Tank Johnson, Ron Kittle, William Marshall, Ernest Lee Thomas, Deniece Williams, and Fred Williamson.

Some popular attractions include Brunswick Park, Hillman Park, Little Calumet River, Glen Park, and Jefferson Park.

Gary is also home to attorneys who practice in various areas of law. Residents can also look to the strong legal force in nearby Chicago for their legal needs.

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