What Employers and Employees Should Know about Confidentiality, Noncompete and Nonsolicitation Agreements

May an employer restrict employees from working for a competitor following termination? The answer is yes, so long as the employer has a protectable legitimate business interest. Whether your company is an employer seeking to restrict competition or you are an employee being asked to sign a noncompete agreement, it behooves you to understand when such agreements are enforceable and to consult with competent legal counsel first before requiring an employee to sign one or before you sign as an employee with your employer or prospective employer.

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