How Do I Write A Non-compete Agreement?

Do non-compete agreements hold up in court?

If the clause in question prevents competition, it's unlikely to hold up in court. Courts are reluctant to enforce such provisions, and will only do so in exceptional circumstances. If, on the other hand, the clause only prevents solicitation, its enforceability is more likely – but by no means certain.

What can an employer do if you violate a non-compete?

In general, if you violate a non-compete agreement that is valid and enforceable under state law, it is likely that the employer (a party to the non-compete agreement) will file either a lawsuit for money damages against you for any actual losses suffered by your employer, or a lawsuit against you seeking to enforce

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