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A non-compete agreement, a contract between an employer and an employee, limits the employee’s ability to work in a same or similar field after work for the employer ends. This agreement is intended to protect the investment of training and compensation that the employer makes in the employee and to protect the employer’sgoodwill and proprietary information. As experienced contract law attorneys, we at Howard Stallings fully comprehend North Carolina’s laws regarding how and when non-competes are enforceable. Our legal team drafts, reviews and helps enforce non-compete agreements throughout the state, representing both employees and employers.
When is a non-compete agreement enforceable?
North Carolina law places restrictions on the enforcement of non-compete agreements.
Non-solicitation agreements are also used by employers to limit the behavior of employees after they cease working for the employer. A non-solicitation agreement prohibits a prior employee from contacting or soliciting customers of the employer for a certain period after termination. Like non-compete agreements, non-solicitation agreements should be draftedcarefully to comply with the law. Generally, the agreement should identify the time period during which the solicitation ban is in effect and the particular customers or class of customers whom the employee is prohibited from contacting.
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