Brick Non-Compete Agreement

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Generally speaking, in New Jersey, 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". An employee who signs a covenant not to compete can receive compensation for the agreement, or in some cases the agreement is a condition for their being hired.

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 New Jersey 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. 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 Brick that is unreasonably broad.

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, there must be a valid business interest which motivates the employer's mandating a covenant not to compete.

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

Before signing anything that may restrict your rights, you might want to hire a Brick, New Jersey attorney to review the contract. A lawyer can then negotiate to modify the covenant as needed, or might 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 provide 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 Brick

Brick, also known as "Brick Township," is located in Ocean County, New Jersey. Per the 2010 census, 75,072 people call Brick home. Brick is surrounded by the Barnegat Peninsula, Lakewood Township and Toms River Township. In 2006 Brick was named "America's Safest City" in a survey of over 371 cities nationwide. Another reason why Brick is known is due to the autism epidemic. A study was conducted in Brick in which forty out of six thousand children were found to be autistic.

Brick is home to attorneys who practice in various areas of law. Their vast practice and sharp skills allow these attorneys to cater to the legal needs of residents and local businesses.

Some famous people who have called Brick home include Harry Bernstein, Jim Dowd, Kirsten Dunst, Garrett Graham, Jack Martin, Travis Spader, and Warren Wolf.

Brick, overall, offers its residents a small-town charm and a safe place to call home.

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