The non-compete agreement, also referred to as a “non-solicitation agreement”, is a contract that is usually made between an employer and an employee to ensure that any information learned about the business is not used against the employer in the future. Therefore the employee will be prohibited, depending on what’s written in the agreement, from working for competitors, starting their own business (in the same industry), or working in a specified area.

Most States have regulations against non-compete agreements with California having such strong restrictions against them that they are borderline worthless. Nevertheless, it’s a good idea to have a non-compete especially if the individual will have some type of ownership in the business.

By State


How to Get Out of a Non-Compete

Violating a Non-Compete

Enforcing a Non-Compete

State Laws

How to Write

Step 1 – Download in Adobe PDF or Microsoft Word (.docx).