Kettering Non-Compete Agreement

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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 upon leaving the company. Such agreements are also known by the term "non-compete clauses". Compensation may be paid for employees who sign the covenant, or at times the employment may 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 know in advance. Even though the interests of an employer are important, 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. Terms contained in a covenant not to compete will be struck down by a court as unreasonable if they bind the employee for an excessively long period of time or if they cover an unreasonably large geographic area around Kettering.

Covenants must also be limited to restricting dealings with those competitors that are rationally related to the employer's industry. Lastly, the employer needs to have an acceptable business interest 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?

A Kettering, Ohio lawyer can help you review the covenant before you sign any agreements that might limit your rights. The lawyer can assist you in negotiating modifications or if needed, they can possibly draft a new agreement which will be acceptable to both parties. A lawyer can also render useful advice for employers who are considering suing an employee for breach of covenant, or they can counsel employees who have signed such an agreement.

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Life in Kettering

Kettering lies in both Greene and Montgomery County. It is a suburb of Ohio, nearby Dayton. The suburb is of decent size, with an approximate population of 56,170 people.

The suburb has three popular attractions. First is Fraze Pavilion, which is an outdoor entertainment venue. Next is Dayton Philharmonic, which is also an entertainment venue. Lastly, there is the Town and County Shopping Center, a great open-air mall to do some shopping and grab some food!

Famous residents include Tony P. Hall, John Paxson, Jim Paxson, Brooklyn Decker, Brady Hoke, and Kim Richey.

Kettering is also home to some attorneys. These attorneys are able to provide residents with excellent legal guidance, as well as referrals, if need be.

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