Enforceability of a non-compete agreement: a comparison between various states

The matter of enforceability of non-compete agreements, or non-compete covenants – i.e. those covenants requiring an employee (often equipped with knowledge and information that is potentially dangerous if disclosed to competitors) not to work for competitors after the end of the employment relationship – may be treated differently by different states in the U.S., and it should be kept in mind that case law on the topic is constantly evolving.

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