Union Non-Compete Agreement

Find the right Non-Compete Agreement attorney in Union, 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?

Whether or not a judge will conclude that the covenant is enforceable can be challenging to know beforehand. 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. Those agreements that courts have seen to be unreasonable include those that last for an prolonged period of time or cover geographic areas around Union that are unreasonably large.

The agreements must also deal only with those competitors whose line of employment is reasonably related to the previous employer's. Lastly, an employer is required to have a legitimate business reason in its motivation for imposing a covenant not to compete on an employee.

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

Before you sign any agreements that could restrict your rights, you may consider hiring an Union, 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. Attorneys can provide valuable counseling to employers who are contemplating suing an employer who breached a covenant not to compete. They can also assist employees who have signed an agreement limiting their employment options.

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Life in Union

Union, New Jersey is a township located in North-Central Union County, New Jersey. With a population of just under 55,000 residents, this lovely township comprises 9.1. square miles. Union is also home to the worlds tallest watersphere, standing 212 feet tall and the water towerhas become a local point of interest, with it's own fan website. As a township, Union is governed by a five member Township committee. In 2008, Union was ranked the 75th best place to live in America by Money Magazine. Not surprisingly, the Union Public School District has a lot to do with the ranking and Union is home to some of the top schools in the state of New Jersey. There is also a fabulous community of professionals in Union, many of which grew up in the township and decided to stay and practice. Union, New Jersey is home to some great lawyers. There is a thriving legal community in Union and the local lawyers are trained in a range of specialties and able to help their clients with any legal issue he or she many be facing. Whatever the problem is, an Unionlawyer can certainly solve it!

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