Norristown Non-Compete Agreement

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In Pennsylvania, a covenant not to compete typically 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?

Whether or not a judge will conclude that the covenant is enforceable can be difficult to know beforehand. Even though the interests of an employer are important, Pennsylvania 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. Those provisions that courts have seen to be unreasonable include those that last for an prolonged period of time or cover geographic areas around Norristown that are unreasonably large.

Non-compete clauses are also limited in that they can only apply to competitors who are reasonably related to the industry of the employer. Finally, an employer is required to have a valid 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 you sign any agreements that could restrict your rights, you may consider hiring a Norristown, Pennsylvania 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. When it comes to suing an employee for breach of a non-compete clause, an attorney can give valuable advice. They will also be able to counsel employees who need advice for a covenant they have signed.

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Life in Norristown

Norristown, Pennsylvania is a city in Montgomery County. Its current population is approximately 30,000 people.

Norristown is the retail hub for many people who live in that region of rural Pennsylvania, thanks to the presence of the King of Prussia Mall. Its economy is largely driven by Montgomery County jobs. The Montgomery hospital and the Norristown State Hospital are both present in the city, and provide a large job base for people in a wide range of professions, from doctors and nurses to administrative professionals.

Although the downtown part of Norristown, Pennsylvania has declined somewhat over the last decade or so, the residential areas remain well-maintained and safe. Housing is quite affordable in Norristown.

One of the important historical sites in Norristown is the Selma Mansion. It was built in 1794, and owned by several different people throughout its existence, many of them being of historical note.

The lawyers of Norristown, Pennsylvania are equipped to handle just about any legal problem a member of their community might face, whatever area of law it might concern. If you have any type of legal issue, you should call a Norristown, Pennsylvania lawyer today.

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