Spanish Fork Non-Compete Agreement

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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 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 know 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. 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 Spanish Fork that is excessively large.

Covenants not to compete are also required to deal only with competitors who are reasonably related to the employer's line of 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?

A Spanish Fork, Utah lawyer can help you review the covenant before you sign any agreements 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 Spanish Fork

With fourteen parks, ten tennis courts, and eight playgrounds, Spanish Forks Utah is one very active city. Named after a nearby river, Spanish Forks was first founded by missionaries. Spanish Forks is now home to 32,000 residents. Spanish Forks is located in Utah County, and has a city manager form of government.

Spanish Forks is home to major events throughout the year including: The Wind Festival, Fiesta Days, Festival of Lights, and the Harvest Moon Hurrah. The annual festivals draw visitors from near and far. Spanish Forks is also a very religious city, with a heavy concentration of Latter Day Saints, a religion that was first established in the region in 1855.

In addition to many other talented professionals, Spanish Forks is also home to some great lawyers. Spanish Forks lawyers are skilled in a wide range of practice areas and available to help their local client with any legal issue he or she may be facing.

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