Corvallis Non-Compete Agreement

Find the right Non-Compete Agreement attorney in Corvallis, OR

In Oregon, a covenant not to compete usually requires that, upon leaving the company, an employee agrees not to be employed by their employer's competitors. A covenant not to compete may also be called a "non-compete clause". Employees who sign them may either receive compensation or simply be required to agree as a condition for their employment.

When are Covenants not to Compete Unenforceable?

It is difficult to discern whether a judge will enforce a given non-compete agreement. While employer's interest are significant, the courts of Oregon 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 Corvallis that is excessively large.

Covenants not to compete are also required to deal only with competitors who are rationally related to the employer's line of industry. Lastly, the employer must have a valid 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?

A Corvallis, Oregon lawyer can help you review the covenant before you sign any provisions 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 Corvallis

Corvallis is a city of about 54,460 people. It is located in the central west region of Oregon, specifically in Benton County. Why Corvallis is well-known is because it is the home of Oregon State University.

Popular attractions include Benton County Courthouse, Peavy Arboretum, Corvallis Arts Center, Alan Berg Park, BMX Track, Corl House, Chip Ross Park, Franklin Square Park, and Riverfront Commemorative Park.

The city is home to many law firms and law offices that train excellent attorneys to handle any and every legal need. Therefore residents and local businesses have no issues finding legal guidance.

Famous residents, past and present, include Meredith Brooks, Brad Badger, Dick Fosbury, Kevin Boss, Ralph Miller, Ben Masters, Robb Thomas, Mike Riley, and Jason Reed.

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