Spartanburg Non-Compete Agreement

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In South Carolina, 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". An employee who signs a covenant not to compete can receive compensation for the agreement, or in some cases the agreement is a condition for their being hired.

When are Covenants not to Compete Unenforceable?

Foreseeing whether or not a judge will uphold a covenant not to compete is usually difficult. Even if the employee's interests may be significant South Carolina courts will certainly assign great weight to a person's freedom to choose the type of employment that is suitable for them. Accordingly, only those covenants which are deemed to be reasonable will be upheld by the court. 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 Spartanburg that is unreasonably broad.

Limitations on non-compete clauses must also be restricted to cover only competitors who are related in a reasonable way to the employer's industry. Finally, the employer must have a legitimate 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?

Since covenants could restrict your rights, you may wish to hire a Spartanburg, South Carolina lawyer to review any provisions. They will be able to negotiate further changes to the covenant, and can draft an entirely new one that is acceptable to all parties if needed. 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 Spartanburg

Spartanburg describes itself as "historically southern, culturally modern." The city is located near the Blue Ridge Mountains. It has a pleasant climate and a population of around 40,000. It is specifically located at the I-26 and I-85 junctions, making it nearby to the beach, mountains, and resorts!

Popular sites include the Spartanburg Little Theater at the Chapman Cultural Center, Duncan Park, Spartanburg County Museum of Art, Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium, Tony White Theatre and Twichell Auditorium. Downtown is also filled with great shopping and dining!

The legal force also has a presence in Spartanburg because many attorneys have established successful practices here. These attorneys are very experienced in their respective fields and focus on provide excellent legal services to local residents and businesses.

All in all, Spartanburg is a charming city to both live in and visit!

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