Parsippany 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?

Whether or not a judge will conclude that the covenant is enforceable can be challenging to know beforehand. While the employer?s interests are significant, New Jersey courts place great weight on an individual?s freedom to pursue the employment they want. Accordingly, courts have only upheld those agreements that they consider reasonable under the circumstances. Covenants not to compete that a court will categorize as unreasonable include agreements that last for a long duration or that restrict the employee to an unreasonable geographic area around Parsippany.

The agreements must also deal only with those competitors whose line of employment is reasonably related to the previous employer's. Finally, the employer must have a legitimate business interest behind its motivation for mandating a covenant not to compete.

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 Parsippany, New Jersey 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. 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 Parsippany

Parsiappny, a.k.a. Parsippany-Troy Hills Township, is located in Morris County, New Jersey. The name stems from the Native American word "parsipanong," which means "the place where the river winds through the valley." In 2006, Money Magazine ranked the city seventeenth amongst The Best Places to Live in the United States. In 2008, the rank increased to thirteenth.

The city is also known because it has been referenced in both television and films. References include the television sitcom Seinfeld, specifically "The Mom Pop Store" episode. Film references include The Ex, Beer League, and The Karate Kid.

Many attorneys practice in Pasippany. These attorneys focus on providing personalized legal services to their clients. Therefore any and every legal need of residents and businesses can easily be handled by the legal force in Parsippany.

Famous residents include Keith Ferris, James Jean, Jeff Koyen, Robert Lazzarini, Johnnie Moran, Joe Orsulak, Angelo Savoldi, and Chris Singleton.

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