What’s a Legitimate Business Interest?
Florida requires that you have “a legitimate business interest in order to enforce a non-compete.” That’s what’s protectable. Trade secrets, other types of formulas, techniques, reasonable confidential information that doesn’t qualify as a trade secret, other significant relationships with customers and patients and even goodwill. Those are things which constitute a legitimate business interest. You should speak to an experienced business lawyer to make sure that not only do you have a legitimate business interest, but that it is defined in a way that’s acceptable by the courts.