Kentucky non-compete agreements are enforced by employers on their employees in order to have them agree not to compete against the employer’s business for a set duration of time within a certain geographical area. The agreement also works to limit the employee’s ability to solicit the employer’s other employees and clients. To be considered legally valid, the contract must be just in the restrictions that it places on the employee. Furthermore, the employer must be able to prove that the employee received something of extra value beyond continued employment, such as access to trade secrets, paid training, or a raise/bonus.
Laws – No statute. In Charles T. Creech, Inc. v. Brown, 433 SW 3d 345, the court found that the employer must be able to show that the employee received something of value beyond employment in exchange for signing the agreement (training, client relationships, insider knowledge, etc.).
Non-Compete Limit – No statutorily defined limit.
Non-Solicitation Limit – No statutorily defined limit.