Businesses compete for employees, territory, contacts, and know how. When losing a specific employee is an existential threat to a business, they often make those employees sign non-compete agreements. Florida upholds most non-compete agreements so long as they are reasonable in time, place, and scope. The consensus is that two years is the maximum amount of time reasonable to enforce a non-compete agreement.
Depending on the type of business, the geographical area is key to determining whether a non-compete can be enforced. For example, if the business is a supplier of materials throughout the State of Florida, then it may be reasonable to enforce the non-compete throughout the entire State. However, if the business services Palm Beach County, a business may not be able to enforce a non-compete in Miami-Dade County.
Fairway Law Group can help you draft non-compete agreements and help protect your business. We also represent people who have been sued for breaching their non-compete agreements.