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Refer This: Referral Sources Can Be a Legitimate Business Interest for Non-Compete Purposes in Florida

Can relationships with referral sources give rise to a legitimate business interest sufficient to enforce a non-compete? The answer is yes, at least in Florida. A Little Helpful Background Generally speaking, non-compete agreements (that prevent a former employee from working for your competitor) are not enforceable unless they protect an employer’s “legitimate business interest.” Non-competes … Continue Reading

To Compete or Not To Compete: White House Wants States to Ban Many Restrictive Covenant Agreements

Many companies have their employees execute non-compete clauses either in employment agreements or as separate documents. The justification for doing so is to protect the company from training workers who later leave and take their new talents and the company clients to a competitor or to protect certain trade secrets. Most states restrict the terms of non-compete … Continue Reading

So You Have a 10-Page Single-Spaced Alabama Noncompete Agreement, Now What?

Employees in Alabama, like in many other places, often are required to sign employment agreements, most of which contain future restrictions on certain activities. The menu items for these agreements usually include covenants not to compete,  not to solicit customers,  not to poach other employees, and  not to steal information (we call that committing a … Continue Reading
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