Irondequoit Non-Compete Agreement

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

It is difficult to foresee whether a judge will enforce a given non-compete agreement. While employer's interest are significant, the courts of New York 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. A court will usually hold non-compete clauses to be unreasonable if they involve unusually long periods of time or if they cover a geographic region surrounding Irondequoit that is excessively large.

Covenants must also be limited to restricting dealings with those competitors that are rationally related to the employer's industry. Finally, the covenant not to compete must have a legitimate 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?

You may want to hire an Irondequoit, New York lawyer to review the covenant before signing any agreements that may limit or restrict your rights. The lawyer will then be able to negotiate any modifications to the contract as needed, or they can even draft a new one should it be required by one or both parties. 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 Irondequoit

Irondequoit is located in Monroe County, New York. It has a population of 51,692 per the 2010 census. It is large suburb of Rochester.

Popular sites include Helmer Nature CENTER, Irondequoit Bay Outlet Bridge, Parkside Whispering Pines, Rochester Canoe Club, Seabreeze Amusement Park, and The Flats.

Many attorneys have established practices in the suburb. Therefore, residents and businesses can rest assured because their legal needs can and will be taken care of.

Famous residents include David Walker, Cal Ripken Sr., Sean Lahman, Don Holleder, and Steve Gadd.

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