Non-Competition Clauses

Many employers require employees to sign non-competition or non-solicitation clauses either upon hire or at some other time during the course of their employment. Non-competition/non-solicitation clauses aim to restrict former employees from working for competing businesses or working with clients of the former employer for a defined period of time. Such "restrictive covenants" often impose serious barriers to employees attempting to find work in their fields following separation from employment. Such clauses may or may not be valid depending upon several factors set out in state employment laws.

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