Phoenix Business Journal: How To Draft An Enforceable Non-Compete Agreement
Shayna Balch was a guest blogger for the Phoenix Business Journal on September 2, 2014.
A restrictive covenant is a contract that prohibits an employee from competing with his or her ex-employer for a certain period after they have left the company. In some cases, the agreements also work to prevent ex-employees from soliciting or dealing with customers of the business.
In this article, Shayna provides four tips for employers.
- Clearly define your protectable business interests
- Ensure the restriction is reasonable
- Include a severability clause
- Understand what is and is not enforceable
Have a clear understanding of what is enforceable with regards to your state laws and industry standards and resist the urge to use a solution that is not completely customized, by a legal professional, for your organization.
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