Covenants not to Compete

Covenants not to Compete

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Indianapolis Covenant Not to Compete Attorneys

Employers sometimes require their employees to sign non-competition agreements, which restrict the employee’s ability to work after separation from that employer.  These non-competition agreements are disfavored in Indiana because they restrict a citizen’s right to work. Our business litigation attorneys have successfully represented individuals needing advice about whether a non-competition agreement was enforceable, and individuals who were sued by their former employer based upon an alleged violation of a non-competition agreement.

Covenant not to Compete restrictions typically relate to:

  • Type of Business or Industry
  • Period of Time
  • Geographic Location

Is a Covenant not to Compete Enforceable?

In short, whether a judge will uphold a covenant not to compete is based upon how reasonable the agreement is and the scope of the restrictions that are included. It’s important to know that courts in Indiana do give importance to an employee’s right to work. A court may choose not to enforce a non compete clause if it is unreasonable – for instance if it involves an unusually long period of time or covers a very large geographic area. In addition, an employer must prove that it has a legitimate business reason for including a covenant not to compete clause.

Our experienced non-compete attorneys have extensive litigation experience in state and federal courts throughout Indiana and across the nation. We can provide the resources and expertise necessary to address a non-compete whether a client is seeking to enforce or resist such a restriction.

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If you are involved in a potential violation of a covenant not to compete, we can help. Contact our Indianapolis non-compete lawyers to schedule your complimentary consultation.

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Our attorneys have extensive experience representing individuals and companies. We welcome the opportunity to assist you.

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