Kokomo Non-Compete Agreement

Find the right Non-Compete Agreement attorney in Kokomo, 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 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. Even though the interests of an employer are significant, 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. Terms contained in a covenant not to compete will be struck down by a court as unreasonable if they bind the employee for an unusually long period of time or if they cover an unreasonably large geographic area around Kokomo.

Limitations on non-compete clauses must also be restricted to cover only competitors who are related in a reasonable way to the employer's industry. Finally, the employer needs to have an acceptable business purpose which justifies their motives in requiring their employee to sign a covenant not to compete.

Do I Need an Attorney when Dealing with a Covenant not to Compete?

A Kokomo, Indiana lawyer can help you review the covenant before you sign any agreements that might limit your rights. The lawyer can help you in negotiating modifications or if needed, they can possibly draft a new agreement which will be acceptable to both parties. Employers can receive useful advice from an attorney should they decide to sue a worker for breaching a covenant, and employees who have signed such covenants can also benefit from a lawyer's counseling.

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Life in Kokomo

Kokomo is located in Howard County, Indiana. It is Indiana's thirteenth largest city and is home to around 45,500 people.

Some popular sites in Kokomo include Howard County Historical Society, Kokomo Beach, The Sycamore Stump, Old Ben, City of Firsts Automotive Heritage Museum, and Elwood Haynes Museum.

Kokomo's top employers include Chrysler LLC, Delphi Corporation, GM Components Holdings LLC, Haynes International, Holder Mattress, Syndicate Sales, Inc. and Coca-Cola. To support these businesses, Kokomo has many attorneys whose practice can take care of the legal needs of these corporations. Also, for complex legal matters, Kokomo residents can look to nearby Chicago's legal force to deal with legal issues that seem impossible.

Some famous residents include Sylvia Jane Kirby, Jim Ligon, Strother Martin, John O'Banion, Jimmy Rayl, Tavis Smiley, and Marc Pohlman.

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