Cheyenne Non-Compete Agreement

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A covenant not to compete generally 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 can 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 generally difficult. While the employer?s interests are significant, Wyoming courts place great weight 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 provisions that courts have considered to be unreasonable include terms that last for an unusually long period of time or that cover a geographic around Cheyenne that is unreasonably broad.

The agreements must also deal only with those competitors whose line of employment is reasonably related to the previous employer's. Lastly, the covenant not to compete must have a valid 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 might want to hire a Cheyenne, Wyoming 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. When it comes to suing an employee for breach of a non-compete clause, an attorney can provide valuable advice. They will also be able to counsel employees who need advice for a covenant they have signed.

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Life in Cheyenne

Cheyenne is the capital of Wyoming. It is located in Laramie County and is home to around 60,000 people. Neighboring areas include Crow Creek and Dry Creek.

Top employers include Great Lakes Airlines, Taco John's Headquarters, Wyoming Financial Center, Lowe's, Wal-Mart, Sierra Trading Post, Vestas, and Laramie County Community College.

Cheyenne is home to attorneys who actively practice and tend to the legal needs of residents. For complex legal cases, these attorneys refer their clients, both residents and corporations, to law firms in neighboring areas. All in all, the legal needs of residents and local businesses are catered to.

Some popular attractions in the city include Wyoming State Museum, Cheyenne Little Theatre Players, Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum and the Wyoming Transportation Museum.

Popular faces associated with Cheyenne in one way or another include Curt Gowdy, Richard V. Thomas, Dan Zwonitzer, Sammy Davis Jr., Chris Ledoux, and Neil Diamond.

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