Euclid Non-Compete Agreement

Find the right Non-Compete Agreement attorney in Euclid, OH

Generally speaking, in Ohio, 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". Compensation might be paid for employees who sign the covenant, or at times the employment might be conditioned upon such an agreement.

When are Covenants not to Compete Unenforceable?

Whether a given judge will enforce a non-compete agreement is difficult to discern in advance. While employer's interest are important, the courts of Ohio 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. Terms contained in a covenant not to compete will be struck down by a court as unreasonable if they bind the employee for an unusually long period of time or if they cover an unreasonably large geographic area around Euclid.

The agreements must also deal only with those competitors whose line of employment is reasonably related to the previous employer's. 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?

Before signing anything that may restrict your rights, you might want to hire an Euclid, Ohio attorney to review the contract. A lawyer can then negotiate to modify the covenant as needed, or might even draft a new one that is acceptable to both parties Attorneys can provide valuable counseling to employers who are contemplating suing an employer who breached a covenant not to compete. They can also assist employees who have signed an agreement limiting their employment options.

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Life in Euclid

Euclid is located in Cuyahoga County, Ohio It is considered to be in the greater part of Cleveland. Per the 2010 census, it is home to 48,920 people.

Popular sites to visit include the National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame. the Lincoln Electric Company, Euclid Beach Park, and the Softball Hall of Fame.

There are approximately one hundred and fifty companies in Euclid. To support such businesses, and of course local residents, the legal force in Euclid is strong. Many attorneys live and practice law in Euclid. These attorneys practice in all areas and dedicate themselves to provide excellent, personalized legal services.

Overall, Euclid is a wonderful city to live in or visit. Although it is considered a part of the greater Cleveland area, it has the small town appeal!

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