While some states automatically make non-compete agreements invalid if a worker is terminated “without cause,” laid off, or is part of a reduction in force, many others do not. Even if a lay off does not automatically invalidate an employee’s non-compete agreement, other circumstances may render the non-compete agreement invalid.
A Texas Court of Appeals recently found that a contract that prohibited a company’s business partner from “accepting business” from a competitor was unenforceable. In
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In several states, enforcement of void non-compete agreements is a misdemeanor, punishable by fines and administrative penalties.
Employment agreements will generally state whether an employee can engage in other jobs while working for an employer. Some employment agreements contain what is commonly called No Moonlighting clause, which will explain whether an employee can have another job and whether they need to have the employer’s permission first.