New Year, New Job, New Non-Compete Agreement?

For many, the new year means a new job. As part of your new employment, you may be asked to sign a Non-Compete Agreement. Read below to better understand some of the basics of Non-Compete Agreements before you sign. What’s a Non-Compete Agreement? A Non-Compete Agreement is a type of contract that creates a restraint on trade or commerce. While restraints on trade or commerce are generally illegal under Florida law, Non-Compete Agreements are allowed for certain types of business relationships – specifically, employer/employee, franchisees, independent contractors, and distributors, just to name a few. Florida law expressly states that courts shall provide reasonable protection to all legiti

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