Commack Non-Compete Agreement

Find the right Non-Compete Agreement attorney in Commack, NY

Generally speaking, in New York, 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". Signing such an agreement may either be a condition for being employed, or the employee may receive additional compensation for doing so.

When are Covenants not to Compete Unenforceable?

Whether a given judge will enforce a non-compete agreement is difficult to know in advance. Even if the employee's interests may be important New York courts will certainly assign great weight to a person's freedom to choose the type of employment that is suitable for them. Accordingly, only those covenants which are deemed to be reasonable will be upheld by the court. Covenants not to compete that a court will categorize as unreasonable include provisions that last for a long duration or that restrict the employee to an unreasonable geographic area around Commack.

Covenants must also be limited to restricting dealings with those competitors that are rationally related to the employer's industry. 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 Commack, New York 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 Commack

Commack, New York gets its name from its former Indian inhabitants, the Secatogue tribe who named the area, "Pleasant Land." And pleasant is an apt word to describe Commack, which is a lovely city home to just under 40,000 residents. In the early days of Commack, indians gathered in the area because of the fertile soil, wildlife, and wood to make fires.

Commack, New York is a pleasure to explore for residents and visitors alike. In 2006, a local radio station rated the Commack Motor Inn as one of the seven wonders of Long Island. Rosie O'Donnell and Bob Costas are just a few of the celebrities that once called Commack home.

Commack, New York is also home to many talented lawyers who are able to assist the community with any legal issue they may find themselves encountering. Lawyers specializing in family law, estate planning, contract law, and employment law are just a few of the areas that Commack lawyers can assist their clients with. Commack is a great place to live and a great place to find a competent attorney.

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