Non-Compete Agreements Florida

Non-Compete Agreements are contracts, typically formed in employment or business purchase contexts, where one party agrees to refrain from engaging in a particular line of work or pursuing business within a... more +
Non-Compete Agreements are contracts, typically formed in employment or business purchase contexts, where one party agrees to refrain from engaging in a particular line of work or pursuing business within a certain industry or locale. The purpose of these agreements is to protect employers or business purchasers from competition stemming from former employees or former owners of a business. less -
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Sometimes Hiring a New Employee Can Invite an Unwanted Lawsuit

Let’s set the scene: Your search for an employee with the required job skills and experience results in your Florida-based company’s decision to hire someone presently working for your competitor. During the salary/benefit...more

Court Says It’s Time to Pay The Piper, Even if the Piper Hasn’t Paid: Fee Provisions and Third Party Payments

Employers who have the foresight to draft a non-compete agreement often fail to consider some of the potentially adverse financial ramifications from enforcing the non-compete agreement through litigation. Most employers...more

Valid Non-Compete Agreement Declared Ineffective: Hard Lessons from Soft Language

Even a valid non-compete agreement can fail to provide the scope of protection that the drafter expects. In March 2012, Florida’s Fifth Circuit of Appeal decided Heiderich v. Florida Equine Veterinary Services, Inc., 37 Fla....more

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