Olathe Non-Compete Agreement

Find the right Non-Compete Agreement attorney in Olathe, KS

In general, covenants not to compete involve an employee in the state of Kansas 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?

Whether or not a judge will conclude that the covenant is enforceable can be challenging to know beforehand. Although the interests of employers are significant, courts in Kansas 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. Those agreements that courts have seen to be unreasonable include those that last for an prolonged period of time or cover geographic areas around Olathe that are unreasonably large.

Non-compete clauses are also limited in that they may only apply to competitors who are rationally related to the industry of the employer. 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?

Before you sign any documents that could restrict your rights, you may consider hiring a Olathe, Kansas attorney who can review the covenant. The attorney can negotiate modifications to the contract if they are needed, and can draft a new clause which is acceptable to the parties involved. 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 Olathe

Olathe, Kansas is a city in Johnson County, Kansas. It is also the county seat of that county. it has a population of about 125,000 people.

In 2008, CNN andMoneyMagazine named Olathe, Kansas one of the 100 best U.S. cities to live in, ranking it at number 11. Olathe, Kansas was so ranked because of its ample job opportunities, low unemployment, good public schools, and relatively low cost of living. Many professionals, such as lawyers, have relocated to Olathe, Kansas in recent years, making it one of the fastest-growing communities in the United States.

One of the largest employers in Olathe, Kansas is an air traffic control facility run by the Department of Transportation. It is one of 20 such facilities in America, and it monitors and directs most air traffic in the region.

If you live in Olathe, Kansas, and are in need of legal services, you will almost certainly be able to find an Olathe, Kansas attorney who can help.

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