Woodbridge Non-Compete Agreement

Find the right Non-Compete Agreement attorney in Woodbridge, 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. Some agreements that courts have considered to be unreasonable include terms that last for an unusually long period of time or that cover a geographic around Woodbridge that is unreasonably broad.

Covenants must also be limited to restricting dealings with those competitors that are rationally related to the employer?s industry. Lastly, the employer needs to have an acceptable business interest 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 Woodbridge, New Jersey lawyer can help you review the covenant before you sign any provisions that might limit your rights. The lawyer can assist you in negotiating modifications or if needed, they can possibly draft a new agreement which will be 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 Woodbridge

The township of Woodbridge New Jersey is located in Middlesex County. Woodbridge has a population of just under 100,000 residents, making it the fifth largest municipality in the state of New Jersey. Woodbridge also has the honor of being the oldest township in the entire state.

It is easy to see the history Woodbridge has to offer and many visitors enjoy the points of interests and historical figures that came out of the city. Named after Reverend John Woodbridge, the city has been growing rapidly since its founding.

One sector of Woodbridge that is of particular interest is the legal community. Woodbridge lawyers are trained at some of the best law schools in the country and skilled in a range of practice areas to help his or her client with their issue. Woodbridge lawyers enjoy everything the township has to offer, and also enjoy using their legal knowledge to help their neighbor.

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