The organizations that oppose a non-compete ban in the United States include US Chamber of Commerce, American Medical Association, the Restaurant Law Center, members of US Senate, and the Antitrust Law Section of the American Bar Association.
A cease-and-desist letter typically demands that an employee or a business stop doing something. The letter often threatens a legal action if the recipient does
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 non-compete agreement or a non-compete clause prohibits employees from working for their employers’ competitors within a certain geographic area, for a certain period of
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.