West Babylon Non-Compete Agreement

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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?

Whether or not a judge will conclude that the covenant is enforceable can be challenging to know beforehand. While employer's interest are important, 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 typically hold non-compete clauses to be unreasonable if they involve unusually long periods of time or if they cover a geographic region surrounding West Babylon that is excessively large.

Covenants not to compete are also required to deal only with competitors who are reasonably related to the employer's line of industry. Finally, the employer must have a legitimate business interest behind its motivation for mandating a covenant not to compete.

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 West Babylon, 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. A lawyer can also render useful advice for employers who are contemplating suing an employee for breach of covenant, or they can counsel employees who have signed such an agreement.

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Life in West Babylon

West Babylon, New York is located in Suffolk County, New York. The beautiful city is home to close to 45,000 residents, and a very popular place to visit on the East Coast. West Babylon is situated on eight square miles. The city of West Babylon has some famous faces that once called it home, including: Geraldo Rivera and Dan Deacon.

One of the more notable aspects of this city is the West Babylon School District. Comprised of five elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school the district has been the recipient of the Healthiest School in America award. With the stress on education and health it is no wonder that West Babylon has a thriving professional community, and a very active city. From golf courses to running trails to camping excursions, the city has a lot to offer both residents and tourists alike.

West Babylon lawyers are some of the best in the business, specializing in a range of issues to help serve their client. In addition to great lawyers, West Babylon also has fantastic doctors, accountants, and businessman. West Babylon is one well-rounded city!

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