Midvale Non-Compete Agreement

Find the right Non-Compete Agreement attorney in Midvale, UT

In Utah, 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". 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?

It is difficult to discern whether a judge will enforce a given non-compete agreement. While employer's interest are important, the courts of Utah 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. Those agreements that courts have seen to be unreasonable include those that last for an prolonged period of time or cover geographic areas around Midvale that are unreasonably large.

The agreements must also deal only with those competitors whose line of employment is reasonably related to the previous employer's. 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?

Before you sign any provisions that could restrict your rights, you may consider hiring a Midvale, Utah 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 provide 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 Midvale

Midvale, Utah is a city located in Salt Lake County. It has a population of about 27,000 people.

Prior to the arrival of white settlers, the area now known as Midvale was populated by the Ute Indians, and had been for thousands of years. When settlers arrived in the 19th Century, growth of the town was very slow, and its economy was based almost entirely on subsistence agriculture.

However, the town began to grow, both in population and wealth, with the discovery of rich mineral reserves. Once word got out in the 1850sabout the area's natural wealth, large-scale settlement began.

Modernly, Midvale is closely linked to Salt Lake City, economically. Many people who live in Midvale are employed in the much larger urban center of Salt Lake City. Midvale enjoys the quiet and friendly character of a small town, but its proximity to a large city allows residents to partake of the attractions and amenities that only a big city can offer.

If you have a legal issue, there's probably at least one Midvale, Utah lawyer who can handle it. Midvale, Utah attorneys are highly skilled, and are capable of assisting clients with almost any legal problem.

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