For many employers,
non-competition agreements are shrouded in mystery. The employer knows
that such agreements could be a valuable tool to protect their
business. However, the employer is unsure how and when to effectively
utilize non-competition agreements. This edition of The Employment Counselor provides an in-depth analysis of non-competition agreements which, we hope, will provide a valuable resource for employers.
In the first article, we examine the factors to consider in deciding
whether an employer needs to use non-compete agreements, as well as how
to institute these agreements. In the second article, we examine what
makes a covenant not to compete "reasonable," and therefore enforceable
by the courts. Finally, in the third article, we describe the various
forms of relief available to those with enforceable covenants.
All employers should consider whether a non-competition agreement
should be implemented to protect their business. We hope this edition
of The Employment Counselor is informative and helps employers better understand non-competition agreements.
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Located in McLean, Virginia, General Counsel, P.C.
provides legal representation to businesses and non-profit
organizations in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. Their
representation can be divided into four primary categories:
business/corporate law; labor/employment law; state/federal court
litigation; and estate/business succession planning. General Counsel,
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