Camden Non-Compete Agreement

Find the right Non-Compete Agreement attorney in Camden, NJ

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 upon leaving the company. Such agreements are also known by the term "non-compete clauses". An employee who signs a covenant not to compete may 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 challenging. While employer's interest are significant, 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. Terms contained in a covenant not to compete will be struck down by a court as unreasonable if they bind the employee for an excessively long period of time or if they cover an unreasonably large geographic area around Camden.

Covenants must also be limited to restricting dealings with those competitors that are rationally related to the employer?s industry. Lastly, there must be a legitimate 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?

You may want to hire a Camden, New Jersey lawyer to review the covenant before signing any agreements that may limit or restrict your rights. The lawyer will then be able to negotiate any modifications to the contract as needed, or they can even draft a new one should it be required by one or both parties. When it comes to suing an employee for breach of a non-compete clause, an attorney can give 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 Camden

Camden is located across the Delaware River from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Specifically, it is located in Camden County, New Jersey. It is the twelfth largest city in the state. Sadly, the city is well-known because three of its mayors were jailed for corruption.

Popular sites for tourists include the Adventure Aquarium, Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial, Campbell's Field, Harleigh Cemetery which is popular because it is included in the National Register of Historic Places.

Top employers include L-3 Communications (Lockheed Martin), Rutgers University-Camden, Susquehanna Bank, Cooper University Hospital, and the City of Camden. The legal force is also present in Camden because many attorneys have established practices there. Thus, the legal needs of residents will always be tended to.

Famous residents include Donovin Darius, George Hegamin, Richard "Groove" Holmes, Robert S. MacAlister, Jim Perry, Mike Rozier, John F. Starr, Dajuan Wagner, and Walt Whitman.

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