Sandy Non-Compete Agreement

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

In Utah, 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". 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 know 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. A court will normally hold non-compete clauses to be unreasonable if they involve unusually long periods of time or if they cover a geographic region surrounding Sandy that is excessively large.

Covenants must also be limited to restricting dealings with those competitors that are rationally related to the employer?s industry. Finally, the covenant not to compete must have a legitimate business purpose which is behind the employer's motivation for requiring the agreement.

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 Sandy, 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. 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 Sandy

Sandy, Utah is a city in Salt Lake County. It has a population of about 96,000 people, making it the fifth-largest city in Utah. It is generally considered a suburb of Salt Lake City, but definitely has its own character. Sandy, Utah saw its first major economic boom in the mid 1800s, when it became a center for mining. Its economy remained stable for a very long time, until the 1960s, when rapid growth again took place, giving it its current character.

Sandy, Utah has developed a thriving commercial center that runs along a few of its main streets, and has many locally-owned businesses, such as retailers and restaurants. Sandy is largely considered a bedroom community for Salt Lake City, and this is a somewhat accurate comparison.

Many residents of Sandy do work in the larger Salt Lake City, which is a major economic center for the region, and for them, Sandy could be viewed asa "bedroom community" - a city or town which is almost entirely residential, with the main purpose of its existence being a place to live for people who work in a larger nearby city.

If you live in Sandy, Utah and need an attorney, you won't have much trouble finding one. Sandy, Utah lawyers are able to handle just about any case that a resident of Sandy might face.

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