Are Your Non-Competition Agreements Enforceable?

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Let’s debunk the myth. I have heard companies often say “non-competes are not enforceable anyway.” Covenants not to compete, or non-competition agreements, prevent your employees from going to work for a competitor for a specified period of time.

They are designed to protect sensitive company information and to preserve valuable customer relationships when an employee leaves the company.

If you have a non-competition agreement with your employee, you can demand that the employee abide by its terms. If the employee fails to do so, you ask the court to enforce the agreement, and you may also be able to sue for damages arising from the employee’s violation of the agreement.

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DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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