What are Non-Compete Clauses and How Do They Work?
Non-compete agreements are designed to address situations where a worker may be employed in the future for a competitor, or to avoid someone starting a competing business, or to block the improper solicitation of clients. And it’s also to protect business data of the employer, among other things. Florida enforces non-compete agreements and actually has a specific statute, chapter 542 on that subject. And it allows for these non-compete agreements where there’s a legitimate business interest that supports the non-compete clause, and they’re reasonable in time, scope, and geographic area. To know the best ways to draft a non-compete agreement, see an experienced business lawyer.