Concord Non-Compete Agreement

Find the right Non-Compete Agreement attorney in Concord, NC

Generally speaking, in North Carolina, a covenant not to compete means that the employee will agree not to work for any of their employer's competitors when leaving the company. Such agreements are also known by the term "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?

Knowing in advance whether a judge will enforce an employee's non-compete clause can be difficult. While employer's interest are important, the courts of North Carolina also put a high level of importance on a person's ability to pursue their desired employment opportunities. Consequently, a court will generally only uphold non-compete clauses which under the circumstances are considered to be reasonable. Those agreements that courts have seen to be unreasonable include those that last for an prolonged period of time or cover geographic areas around Concord that are unreasonably large.

Covenants not to compete are also required to deal only with competitors who are reasonably related to the employer's line of industry. Lastly, the covenant not to compete must have a valid 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 you sign any documents that could restrict your rights, you may consider hiring a Concord, North Carolina 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 Concord

Concord, North Carolina has a storied history dating back almost 200 years. Named concord, meaning "harmony" the city of Concord is a harmonious mix of business and pleasure for tourists and residents to enjoy. Interestingly enough, Concord was honored with an "Outstanding American City" award in 2004.

With an estimated population just under 80,000 residents, Concord has an amazing legal culture with many talented lawyers for their residents to make use of whenever a legal issue may come their way. Concord lawyers are talented and trained in a range of legal specialties with years of practice to better serve their legal clients. If you find yourself in need of a lawyer in Concord, you dont have to travel far to find one!

Aside from stellar lawyers, Concord is also home to NASCAR research and development office and also home to nationally prominent racing teams. Concord is the second largest city in the Charlotte Metropolitan area, ranking just behind the state's capital. Concord education system includes both public and private schools and many local Concord attorneys grew up in the city and attended these schools. Whether you are looking for relaxation, NASCAR, or an experienced attorney, Concord has it all!

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