Category Archives: Non-Compete Agreements
A non-compete agreement is a contract or contract provision through which one party (usually an employee or independent contractor) agrees not to engage in direct competition against another. It is not uncommon for employers to ask workers to sign a non-compete. These agreements should always be reviewed by an experienced employment attorney. If you… Read More »
Is My Non-Compete Agreement Overbroad? When a Court May Decide to Limit the Geographic Scope of a Non-Compete
Many people sign non-compete agreements with their employers without necessarily taking the time to understand its precise terms. You may just assume the non-compete limits you to working for a competitor in the same town or county, especially when the agreement says as much. But while many non-compete agreements may purport to apply on… Read More »
My Former Employer Threatened to Enforce an Overbroad Non-Compete Against Me and Now I Lost My New Job. Is This Legal in Florida?
In Florida, non-compete agreements are enforceable against employees and independent contractors, but only if they meet certain narrow legal standards. Unfortunately, in practice, some employers try to force workers to sign overly restrictive non-competes. Worse yet, an employer may even attempt to threaten to enforce an illegitimate agreement—potentially putting a worker’s new job offer… Read More »