Franklin Non-Compete Agreement

Find the right Non-Compete Agreement attorney in Franklin, 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 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 challenging. Even if the employee's interests may be significant New Jersey 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 agreements that courts have seen to be unreasonable include those that last for an prolonged period of time or cover geographic areas around Franklin that are unreasonably large.

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 needs to have an acceptable business purpose which justifies their motives in requiring their employee to sign a covenant not to compete.

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

A Franklin, New Jersey lawyer can help you review the covenant before you sign any provisions 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 Franklin

Franklin is located in Sussex County, New Jersey. As of 2010, its population is 5,045 people. Franklin's nickname is the "Fluorescent Mineral Capital of the World," because it's location is over rich land that has over one hundred and fifty minerals. Many of the minerals are fluorescent, hence the name, and twenty-five of the minerals are found nowhere else on earth! Therefore, Franklin is a very special place.

The largest employer is the New Jersey Zinc Company. Earlier, smaller companies mined zing and iron in Franklin. In the early nineteenth century, zinc deposits were found in Franklin. Since then, zinc has become significant for the Franklin economy. The smaller companies merged into one large effort via the New Jersey Zinc Company, formed in 1897.

A few attorneys call Franklin home. These attorneys serve as a source of legal guidance for Franklin residents.

Overall, Franklin is a small city filled with history and rich in culture and minerals!

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