Huntersville Non-Compete Agreement

Find the right Non-Compete Agreement attorney in Huntersville, 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 upon leaving the company. Such agreements are also known by the term "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?

Knowing in advance whether a judge will enforce an employee's non-compete clause can be difficult. Even if the employee's interests may be important North Carolina 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. Those provisions that courts have seen to be unreasonable include those that last for an prolonged period of time or cover geographic areas around Huntersville that are unreasonably large.

Limitations on non-compete clauses must also be restricted to cover only competitors who are related in a rational way to the employer's industry. Finally, an employer is required to have a valid business reason in its motivation for imposing a covenant not to compete on an employee.

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 Huntersville, North Carolina 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 Attorneys can provide valuable counseling to employers who are considering suing an employer who breached a covenant not to compete. They can also assist employees who have signed an agreement limiting their employment options.

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Life in Huntersville

Huntersville plays host to 25,000 Mecklenberg County residents who live just 12 miles north of Charlotte. The city's namesake is Reverend Humphrey Hunter who was a minister at Steele Creek and Unity Presbyterian Churches but is best known as a Revolutionary War hero. They City of Huntersville covers a total of 31.2 square miles which offer a mild seasonal climate and outstanding resident accommodations which attracts many professionals like lawyers. Lawyers in Huntersville are well experienced with a diverse variety of cases taking local and state laws into account when advising you.

The most notable attractions in Huntersville include Lake Norman, North Stone County Club, and NASCAR. Lake Norman is a large manmade lake constructed by Duke Power and serves the nearby nuclear power plant. The lake offers picnic and recreational areas for visitors. The North Stone Country Club is home to one private and two semiprivate golf courses that are all maintained by the IRI Group. Joe Gibbs Racing which operates three Sprint Cup Series teams, is headquartered in Huntersville. The FedEx Toyota Camry, MM's Toyota Camry, and Home Depot Toyota Camry are all serviced and housed there. 

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