Kenosha Non-Compete Agreement

Find the right Non-Compete Agreement attorney in Kenosha, WI

A covenant not to compete generally implies that a Wisconsin 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?

Knowing in advance whether a judge will enforce an employee's non-compete clause can be difficult. Although the interests of employers are significant, courts in Wisconsin also give importance to an employee's freedom to choose the type of employment that they desire. As a result, courts usually uphold only those covenants that are consider to be reasonable according to the circumstances. Those agreements that courts have seen to be unreasonable include those that last for an prolonged period of time or cover geographic areas around Kenosha that are unreasonably large.

The agreements must also deal only with those competitors whose line of employment is reasonably related to the previous employer's. 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?

Before signing anything that may restrict your rights, you might want to hire a Kenosha, Wisconsin attorney to review the contract. A lawyer can then negotiate to modify the covenant as needed, or might even draft a new one that is 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 Kenosha

Kenosha is located in Kenosha County, Wisconsin. It's population was 99,218 as of 2011. It is a well-recognized city in Wisconsin because it is the fourth largest city in the state. Surrounding areas include Chicago, Milwaukee, Green Bay and Kale Michigan

Some popular areas include Washington Park, Petrifying Springs Park, Hawthorn Hollow Nature Sanctuary and Arboretum, and Library Park. As evident, Kenosha is a great host to nature-lovers because of its many parks.

Top employers include Milken Institute, Abbott Laboratories, Simmons Bedding Company, Jockey International, and American Motors Corporation. To support such companies, Kenosha also has an excellent legal force capable of handling the legal needs of both residents and corporations.

All in all, Kenosha has some beautiful sites, offers small town charm and a loving community. It is a wonderful place to call home or visit!

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