Midwest Non-Compete Agreement

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Generally speaking, in Oklahoma, 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?

Knowing in advance whether a judge will enforce an employee's non-compete clause can be challenging. Although the interests of employers are significant, courts in Oklahoma also give importance to an employee's freedom to choose the type of employment that they desire. As a result, courts usually uphold only those covenants that are consider to be reasonable according to the circumstances. 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 Midwest.

Covenants must also be limited to restricting dealings with those competitors that are reasonably related to the employer's industry. Finally, there must be a valid business interest which motivates the employer's mandating a covenant not to compete.

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

A Midwest, Oklahoma 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. An attorney can also give valuable advice when it comes to suing employees for breaching covenants, or counseling employees who have signed one regarding whether they can accept a different job.

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Life in Midwest

Believe it or not, but Midwest is the name of a city in Oklahoma. Per the 2010 census, 54,371 people call it home. It is located nearby Tinker Air Force Base. The city is recognized for enduring the wrath of two tornadoes in 1999 and 2003.

The two most popular attractions are Tinker Air Force Base and the Atkinson Heritage Center. Amongst other attractions is the list of famous residents, both past and present. This list includes names such as A.J. Hinch, Matt Kemp, Brian Tallet, Shelden Williams, Mike Gundy, Royce D. Applegate, and J.T. Realmuto.

Although Tinker Air Force Base is seen as a top employer, Midwest also has many law offices and small firms that cater to legal needs of residents and local businesses in many areas of law. Therefore, residents and businesses can remain rest assured because any and every legal need can be handled by Midwest's competent legal force.

Overall, Midwest is a great place to call home and a great place to visit!

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