Tooele Non-Compete Agreement

Find the right Non-Compete Agreement attorney in Tooele, 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. 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 Tooele that is excessively large.

Non-compete clauses are also limited in that they may only apply to competitors who are rationally related to the industry of the employer. 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?

Since covenants could restrict your rights, you may wish to hire a Tooele, Utah lawyer to review any provisions. They will be able to negotiate further changes to the covenant, and can draft an entirely new one that is acceptable to all parties if needed. A lawyer can also render useful advice for employers who are contemplating suing an employee for breach of covenant, or they can counsel employees who have signed such an agreement.

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Life in Tooele

Tooele is located in Tooele County, Utah, and has a population of about 30,000 people. It was settled as early as 1851 and is the location of several high-profile private and government facilities.

Tooele goes by the nickname of "Utah's Brightest Star". It is known for being a place where many artists and talented persons can showcase their skills and crafts. In particular, artists flock to Tooele every June to attend the Tooele Arts Festival. This is a three-day event featuring displays in painting, ceramics, sculpting, jewelry making, and other arts and crafts. The Tooele County Fair is also a popular event for the arts and recreation.

Sports also contribute to Tooele's economy and development. The Miller Motorsports Park is located in the city and is considered the finest Motorsports facility of its kind in North America. The facility hosts several important racing tours such as the NASCAR Grand National West Series, the American Le Mans Series, and several Superbike events.

Tooele lawyers are equally as bright as the community they serve. Lawyers in Tooele, Utah assist their clients in legal matters that require expert advice and knowledge. Most cases arising in Tooele are filed at the Tooele County Justice Court.

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