This Legal Q&A two pager gives an overview of non-compete clauses with a focus on postcontractual non-competes. Non-compete clauses can effectively protect the know-how of companies, especially in the tech sector. But their use has its pitfalls, so every employer should at least know the essentials which are covered here.
1. What forms of non-compete clauses exist?
There are two types of non-competes: contractual noncompetes are non-compete clauses that apply during the term of employment, whereas post-contractual noncompetes take effect after termination of employment.
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