Perth Amboy 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 Perth Amboy.

The agreements must also deal only with those competitors whose line of employment is reasonably related to the previous employer's. Lastly, the covenant not to compete must have a valid business purpose which is behind the employer's motivation for requiring the agreement.

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 Perth Amboy, 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 Employers can receive useful advice from an attorney should they decide to sue a worker for breaching a covenant, and employees who have signed such covenants can also benefit from a lawyer's counseling.

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Life in Perth Amboy

Perth Amboy is located in Middlesex County, New Jersey. It is nicknamed "City by the Bay," because it is near Raritan Bay. As of 2010, the population is around 50,814 people.

Popular sites include The Waterfront, Downtown, Harbortown, Hall Avenue, Southwestern, State Street, Amboy Avenue, Maurer, Chickentown, and Spa Springs.

Attorneys have also established their practices in Perth Amboy, allowing residents and businesses to remain rest assured. Any and every legal inquiry of theirs can be handled by the city's capable legal force.

Famous residents include Solomon Andrews, David Bryan, William Dunlap, Vida Guerra, Richie Ambora, Marcus Spring, Harry Tierney, John Watson, Ruth White, and David T. Wilentz.

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