Casper Non-Compete Agreement

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A covenant not to compete usually implies that a Wyoming 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". An employee who signs a covenant not to compete may receive compensation for the agreement, or in some cases the agreement is a condition for their being hired.

When are Covenants not to Compete Unenforceable?

Foreseeing whether or not a judge will uphold a covenant not to compete is usually difficult. While the employer?s interests are important, Wyoming courts place great importance on an individual?s freedom to pursue the employment they want. Accordingly, courts have only upheld those agreements that they consider reasonable under the circumstances. Some agreements that courts have considered to be unreasonable include terms that last for an unusually long period of time or that cover a geographic around Casper that is unreasonably broad.

The agreements must also deal only with those competitors whose line of employment is rationally related to the previous employer's. Finally, the covenant not to compete must have a legitimate business purpose which is behind the employer's motivation for requiring the agreement.

Do I Need an Attorney when Dealing with a Covenant not to Compete?

You may want to hire a Casper, Wyoming lawyer to review the covenant before signing any agreements 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. 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 Casper

Casper is located in Natrona County, Wyoming. Surrounding areas include the Salt Creek Oil Field, Casper Mountain, Laramie Mountain Range and North Platte River. The city's nickname is "The Oil City" because it has a history of being known as an "oil boomtown."

Per the nickname, the economy greatly depends on oil. Crede oil was discovered in the 1890s in this region. Therefore, the top employer in the area is Sinclair Oil Corporation. Although not included in the top employers list, the legal force is also strong in Casper because there are many attorney-residents who actively practice and run small law offices. These offices provide personalized legal services and the attorneys are capable to handle every legal need of residents.

Popular attractions include the Fort Caspar Museum and Historic Site, the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center, Nicolaysen Art Museum, Tate Geological Museum, and Werner Wildlife Museum.

Overall, Casper is a wonderful place to visit and live!

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