Noncompete Agreements: Five Common Pitfalls Every Employer Must Know

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Employers like noncompete agreements because they can restrict employees from working for a competitor not only during employment, but for a certain period of time after they leave the company. It’s an employer’s way to safeguard its position in its industry—by preventing certain employees from using the knowledge and skills obtained while working for the former employer for a competitor.

However, these agreements have received a bad reputation with the uptick in litigation and with opponents arguing that they stifle innovation in certain industries, particularly the technology industry, and that they discourage employee mobility.

That’s not all—because there currently

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