Neenah Non-Compete Agreement

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

A covenant not to compete usually 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 challenging. 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. Terms contained in a covenant not to compete will be struck down by a court as unreasonable if they bind the employee for an unusually long period of time or if they cover an unreasonably large geographic area around Neenah.

Covenants must also be limited to restricting dealings with those competitors that are reasonably related to the employer's industry. Finally, there must be a valid 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?

You might want to hire a Neenah, Wisconsin lawyer to review the covenant before signing any provisions that may limit or restrict your rights. The lawyer will then be able to negotiate any modifications to the contract as needed, or they can even draft a new one should it be required by one or both parties. Attorneys can provide valuable counseling to employers who are contemplating suing an employer who breached a covenant not to compete. They can also assist employees who have signed an agreement limiting their employment options.

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Life in Neenah

Comprising a total of 8.6 square miles, Neenah, Wisconsin is located on beautiful Lake Winnebago. The approximately 25,000 lucky residents of the lakeside city enjoy all the perks of its picturesque location. Neenah was named for the Winnebago tribe's word for running water. Neenah was first founded in the 1800's, and originally designated as an agricultural and industrial mission to the local Menominee Indians. Neenah is home to many of the nation's major steel and paper companies. Additionally, it also houses Neenah Foundry-- a famous manhole cover producer. On the artistic side, Neenah's Bergstrom-Mahler Museum houses over 3,000 pieces of world-renowned glass art, mainly comprised of paperweights and Germanic glasswork. Not surprisingly, the museum is one of the most popular places to visit in the city. Neenah is politically independent from the town of Neenah, although its location would cause a casual oberver to reason otherwise! One thing Neenah is not lack is quality lawyers. Neenah lawyers are at the top of their game and available to represent their local clients in any legal issue he or she may find themselves dealing with. Neenah is a great city to work and visit.

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