Midland Non-Compete Agreement

Find the right Non-Compete Agreement attorney in Midland, MI

In general, covenants not to compete involve an employee in the state of Michigan who agrees not to work for competitors of their employer when they leave the company. Such covenants are often called "non-compete" clauses". Signing such an agreement can either be a condition for being employed, or the employee may receive additional compensation for doing so.

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. While the employer?s interests are significant, Michigan courts place great weight on an individual?s freedom to pursue the employment they want. Accordingly, courts have only upheld those agreements that they consider reasonable under the circumstances. Some provisions that courts have considered to be unreasonable include terms that last for an unusually long period of time or that cover a geographic around Midland that is unreasonably broad.

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 must have a legitimate business interest behind its motivation for mandating a covenant not to compete.

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

A Midland, Michigan lawyer can help you review the covenant before you sign any documents 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. A lawyer can also render useful advice for employers who are contemplating suing an employee for breach of covenant, or they can counsel employees who have signed such an agreement.

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Life in Midland

Midland, Michigan is a city located in Midland County, of which it is the county seat. A 2008 Census estimate places its population at about 40,000 people.

Midland, Michigan and the surrounding areas are home to many sites of historic and cultural interest. For example, the Midland Center For The Arts is a facility offering visitors hands-on activities having to do with art, science, and technology. Additionally, there are two large auditoriums allowing for performances by symphonies, operas, and drama companies.

Midland is also the city where the Down Chemical Company was founded, and that company still has a strong presence in the area. It sponsors a museum which shows the history of the region and the company, and sponsors many other non-profit organizations.

Midland is also home to many parks, providing for recreational activities such as hiking, boating, fishing, and bicycling.

If you live in Midland, Michigan and need an attorney, the odds are very good that you'll be able to find one. Midland, Michigan attorneys are capable of helping people with almost any type of legal issue, whether it's starting a business, buying a home, adopting a child, or anything else. If you need legal help, you should get in touch with a Midland, Michigan attorney as soon as possible.

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