Hamilton Non-Compete Agreement

Find the right Non-Compete Agreement attorney in Hamilton, 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. Even though the interests of an employer are significant, Ohio courts value a person's freedom to select the type of employment that they desire. Thus, courts will typically uphold only those covenants not to compete that they conclude to be reasonable. Some provisions that courts have considered to be unreasonable include terms that last for an unusually long period of time or that cover a geographic around Hamilton that is unreasonably broad.

Non-compete clauses are also limited in that they may only apply to competitors who are rationally related to the industry of the employer. Finally, the employer needs to have an acceptable business purpose which justifies their motives in requiring their employee to sign a covenant not to compete.

Do I Need an Attorney when Dealing with a Covenant not to Compete?

Before you sign any provisions that could restrict your rights, you may consider hiring a Hamilton, Ohio attorney who can review the covenant. The attorney can negotiate modifications to the contract if they are needed, and can draft a new clause which is acceptable to the parties involved. 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 Hamilton

Hamilton is located in Butler County, Ohio. It is in the southwest region of Ohio, with an approximate population of 62,447 people. Its nickname is the "City of Sculpture," because there are many sculptures in the city. In fact, one of the most popular attractions is Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park, a beautiful park filled with many sculptures.

Many famous people have called Hamilton home. These residents, both past and present, include William Allen, Ray Combs, Aaron Cook, Greg Dulli, Mark Lewis, John Martinkovic, Dean Miller, Jim Tracy, Roger Troutman, Brandon Underwood, E.J. Underwood, Steven J. Morese, Jimmy Wynn, and Steve "Dandy" Brown.

Hamilton is also home to many attorneys who practice in various areas of law. These attorneys focus on providing excellent, as well as personalized, legal services. Therefore, no business or residents' legal inquiries will remain unattended to in Hamilton.

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