Lynbrook Non-Compete Agreement

Find the right Non-Compete Agreement attorney in Lynbrook, 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 when leaving the company. Such agreements are also known by the term "non-compete clauses". Signing such an agreement can 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 discern whether a judge will enforce a given non-compete agreement. Even if the employee's interests may be significant 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. Those agreements that courts have seen to be unreasonable include those that last for an prolonged period of time or cover geographic areas around Lynbrook that are unreasonably large.

Limitations on non-compete clauses must also be restricted to cover only competitors who are related in a reasonable way to the employer's industry. 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?

A Lynbrook, New York lawyer can help you review the covenant before you sign any provisions that might limit your rights. The lawyer can help you in negotiating modifications or if needed, they can possibly draft a new agreement which will be acceptable to both parties. When it comes to suing an employee for breach of a non-compete clause, an attorney can provide valuable advice. They will also be able to counsel employees who need advice for a covenant they have signed.

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Life in Lynbrook

Lynbrook, New York is a village located in Nassau County. In New York, "villages" can be located within towns. In this case, Lynbrook is within the town of Hempstead. Lynbrook currently has a population of about 29,000, according to a 2006 U.S. Census estimate.

Lynbrook has gone through several name changes in its history - it was originally known as Bloomfield, and its name was then changed to Pearsall's Corners. After the town was incorporated in 1911, its name was changed to "Lynbrook," which was created by switching the order of the two syllables in "Brooklyn," which is where many of its original residents came from.

Modernly, Lynbrook is a relatively affluent community, and it attracts residents who are looking for a quiet, residential area to settle down. Its proximity to New York City, however, ensures that residents who want to occasionally experience what a big city has to offer, can.

If you are looking for an attorney, and live in the Lynbrook, New York area, you're in luck. There are plenty of competent and educated Lynbrook, New York attorneys who can help you with whatever legal problem you might be facing.

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