Everett Non-Compete Agreement

Find the right Non-Compete Agreement attorney in Everett, WA

A covenant not to compete typically implies that a Washington employee makes an agreement not to work for any of their employer's competitors should they leave the company for any reason. These covenants are typically called "non-compete clauses". Employees who sign them can either receive compensation or simply be required to agree as a condition for their employment.

When are Covenants not to Compete Unenforceable?

It is difficult to know whether a judge will enforce a given non-compete agreement. Even if the employee's interests may be significant Washington courts will certainly assign great weight to a person's freedom to choose the type of employment that is suitable for them. Accordingly, only those covenants which are deemed to be reasonable will be upheld by the court. Covenants not to compete that a court will categorize as unreasonable include agreements that last for a long duration or that restrict the employee to an unreasonable geographic area around Everett.

Covenants must also be limited to restricting dealings with those competitors that are reasonably related to the employer?s industry. Lastly, an employer is required to have a legitimate business reason in its motivation for imposing a covenant not to compete on an employee.

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 Everett, Washington lawyer to review any agreements. 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. An attorney can also give valuable advice when it comes to suing employees for breaching covenants, or counseling employees who have signed one regarding whether they can accept a different job.

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Life in Everett

Everett is located in Snohomish County, Washington. It is well-recognized because it is approximately 25 miles from Seattle.

Some well-recognized areas include the assembly plant for Boeing Corporation, the U.S. Navy Homeport Naval Station Everett, and the USS Abraham Lincoln. Alongside these popular areas include many popular attractions. For instance, the Everett Symphony, the Evergreen Arboretum and Gardens, the Future of Flight Aviation Center Boeing Tour, Imagine Children's Museum, Narbeck Wetland Sanctuary, and the Performing Arts Center-Village Theater are sites that many visitors make sure to see before leaving Everett.

Top employers include Boeing, Naval Station Everett, Provident Regional Medial Center Everett, Frontier Communications Northwest, Aviation Technical Services and Zumiez.

Since many attorneys also call Everett home, they have established small practices to cater to the needs of residents. Thus, residents do not have to travel far to tend to their legal needs.

All in all, Everett is a wonderful place to visit or call home!

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