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Worldwide or global non-compete agreements with key employees can be enforceable where they are related to legitimate business interests, employees’ duties include a substantial exposure
In Texas, non-compete agreements that relate to the practice of medicine must meet certain statutory requirements in addition to the consideration and reasonableness conditions discussed here.
A confusing, ambiguous, or imprecise non-compete agreement will yield poor results in court. In other words: garbage in, garbage out.
How enforceable is a non-compete? Generally speaking, non-compete agreements are enforceable. Is a non-compete valid if you are fired? Usually, yes. Do non-compete agreements hold up? When written correctly, yes. How long does a non-compete agreement last? As a general rule, non-compete agreements that last two years or less are considered reasonable.
More and more states are amending their non-compete statutes to make them more employee-friendly. This trend, spurred by the White House report on the effect of non-compete agreements on competition and the revelation that some of the largest employers, like Jimmy John’s and Amazon, were requiring their sandwich-makers and warehouse employees to sign non-compete agreements, has continued into 2018.