Danville Non-Compete Agreement

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In Virginia, a covenant not to compete generally 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 foresee whether a judge will enforce a given non-compete agreement. Even though the interests of an employer are important, Virginia courts value a person's freedom to select the type of employment that they desire. Thus, courts will typically uphold only those covenants not to compete that they conclude to be reasonable. Terms contained in a covenant not to compete will be struck down by a court as unreasonable if they bind the employee for an excessively long period of time or if they cover an unreasonably large geographic area around Danville.

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

A Danville, Virginia lawyer can help you review the covenant before you sign any documents that might limit your rights. The lawyer can assist you in negotiating modifications or if needed, they can possibly draft a new agreement which will be acceptable to 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 Danville

Danville is an independent city located in the heart of Southern Virginia and has lots of southern charm. Located on the shores of the Dan river, the city of Danville is host to many outdoor concerts and cultural events that makes the city of Danville a joy to visit all four seasons.

With a population close to 50,000 Danville encompasses 49.3 miles of Virginia. Millionaire's row is one of the more notable aspects of Danville, as the street is lined with well-kept former plantation homes and is a popular area for tourists to drive by during their visit to Danville. A testament to the city of Danville's civil war history, there are many opportunities for residents and visitors to enjoy and explore. There is also a minor league baseball team in Danville-- the Danville Braves.

Danville, Virginia is also home to many fantastic lawyers. Lawyers in Danville specialize in a range of legal issues and are available to serve their local clients. Whether it is real estate issues, contract law, or family law Danville lawyers are competent in every legal issue that you may be presented. Danville lawyers are available for you today.

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