Orem Non-Compete Agreement

Find the right Non-Compete Agreement attorney in Orem, 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 may be paid for employees who sign the covenant, or at times the employment may 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 significant, 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 provisions that courts have seen to be unreasonable include those that last for an prolonged period of time or cover geographic areas around Orem 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. Lastly, there must be a legitimate business interest which motivates the employer's mandating a covenant not to compete.

Do I Need an Attorney when Dealing with a Covenant not to Compete?

You may want to hire a Orem, Utah lawyer to review the covenant before signing any agreements that may limit or restrict your rights. The lawyer will then be able to negotiate any modifications to the contract as needed, or they can even draft a new one should it be required by one or both parties. An attorney can also give valuable advice when it comes to suing employees for breaching covenants, or counseling employees who have signed one about whether they can accept a different job.

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Life in Orem

Orem, Utah is a city of about 93,000 people, located in Utah County.

Orem has nicknamed itself "Family City USA," and, living up to this moniker, it was named by Forbes Magazine as one of the 10 best places in the United States to raise a family. Orem, Utah was named after Martin C. Orem, a railroad magnate who operated a railroad in the area, and served as an early catalyst for its economic growth. Orem was formally incorporated as a town in 1919.

For most of its history, Orem was a small agricultural community. However, the years following World War Two saw booms in the nation's economy, population, and standard of living. This led to a huge amount of farm land giving way to residential developments.

Modernly, Orem, Utah's economy is largely based around Utah Valley University, which is the second-largest public university in Utah, with over 28,000 undergraduates. Orem is also home to many local businesses, as well as regional offices of larger corporations, creating a varied job market.

If you live in Orem, Utah and need an attorney, you're in luck. There's probably at least one Orem, Utah lawyer who can handle your particular legal issue, no matter what area of law is involved. If you need legal advice, you should contact an Orem, Utah lawyer immediately.

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