Muncie Non-Compete Agreement

Find the right Non-Compete Agreement attorney in Muncie, 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 if the employee's interests may be important Indiana courts will certainly assign great weight to a person's freedom to choose the type of employment that is suitable for them. Accordingly, only those covenants which are deemed to be reasonable will be upheld by the court. 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 Muncie that is unreasonably broad.

The agreements must also deal only with those competitors whose line of employment is rationally related to the previous employer's. 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?

Before signing anything that may restrict your rights, you may want to hire a Muncie, 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 When it comes to suing an employee for breach of a non-compete clause, an attorney can give valuable advice. They will also be able to counsel employees who need advice for a covenant they have signed.

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Life in Muncie

Muncie is located in eastern Indiana, in Delaware County. It is known as the home to Ball State University and Ball Corporation. Muncie has a population of around 119,000 people.

Top employers include Wal-mart, Sallie Mae, General Motors, Ball Corporation, Delco Remy, Westinghouse, and Ball Memorial Hospital.

Additionally, Muncie is home to many attorneys who can handle any and every legal need. If a matter is too complex for these attorneys, the residents and corporations in Muncie have Chicago's strong legal force to tend to matters.

Some famous residents include Angelin Chang, Ron Bonham, Bill Dinwiddie, Brandon Gorin, and Bengamin V. Cohen.

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