Wayne Non-Compete Agreement

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

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

Non-compete clauses are also limited in that they can only apply to competitors who are reasonably related to the industry of the employer. Finally, an employer is required to have a valid 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?

Since covenants could restrict your rights, you may wish to hire a Wayne, New Jersey lawyer to review any provisions. They will be able to negotiate further changes to the covenant, and can draft an entirely new one that is acceptable to all parties if needed. An attorney can also give valuable advice when it comes to suing employees for breaching covenants, or counseling employees who have signed one about whether they can accept a different job.

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Life in Wayne

Wayne New Jersey is a beautiful Garden State city located just fifteen miles from midtown Manhattan -- making it a perfect city for the city worker to live in. With a population of over 55,000, it looks like many people may be doing just that! The city of Wayne has also been listed on the Top 100 places to live. Wayne is home to the Toys "R" Us corporate headquarters as well as the Valley National Bank headquarters. The city also houses the Ice Vault rink where many Olympians can be seen practicing on a regular basis. Wayne is home to a wide variety of activities for their residents to enjoy, including: recreational facilities, lake communities, a state university, and several parks.

Wayne is also a popular location for many lawyers to set up their practice. Specializing in a range of skills, Wayne lawyers are some of the top in the business and ready to help serve their client in whatever capacity he or she is needed! Wayne lawyers are just one more aspect that makes this city such a wonderful place to live in!

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