Murfreesboro Non-Compete Agreement

Find the right Non-Compete Agreement attorney in Murfreesboro, TN

In Tennessee, 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 them either does so as a condition to employment or they can receive compensation for the agreement.

When are Covenants not to Compete Unenforceable?

Whether a given judge will enforce a non-compete agreement is difficult to discern in advance. Although the interests of employers are significant, courts in Tennessee 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. 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 Murfreesboro that is excessively large.

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. Lastly, an employer is required to have a legitimate 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?

A Murfreesboro, Tennessee 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. Employers can receive useful advice from an attorney should they decide to sue a worker for breaching a covenant, and employees who have signed such covenants can also benefit from a lawyer's counseling.

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Life in Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro is located in Rutherford County, Tennessee. It has a population of around 108,800 people. Some see the city as a suburb of Nashville, which is 35 miles from Murfreesboro. The city is well-known in Tennessee because it is home to Middle Tennessee State University. The university is the largest undergraduate university in the state!

Popular sites include the Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, Oaklands Historic House Museum, Stones River Greenway Arboretum, and Stones River National Battlefield.

Top employers include MAHLE Tennex, General Mills, Verizon Wireless, and Johnson Controls, Inc.

The city is also home to many well-established law offices and small firms that train excellent attorneys to handle any and every legal need.

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