A New Jersey non-compete agreement is a legal document that enforces restrictions regarding an employee’s engagement or employment in the same field as their employer. An employer may find it imperative to have employees sign a non-compete agreement to protect their confidential and proprietary information, and to prevent their clients, customers, contractors and other employees, from being used in competition with them. The terms and conditions of a non-compete must be looked over by the employee before they sign the agreement; this process should occur before the employee has accepted the position of employment. There are no state-specific laws regarding non-compete and non-solicitation agreements and clauses; however, a non-compete is only enforceable if the following conditions are met:
- the agreement protects the legitimate interests of the employer;
- the agreement does not impose an undue hardship on the employee; and
- the agreement is not injurious to the public.
Laws – None.
Non-Compete Limit – No statutorily defined limit.
Non-Solicitation Limit – No statutorily defined limit.