What is a non-compete clause?

A non-compete clause (also called a do-not-compete agreement, or more whimsically a faithless servant doctrine) in an employment contract is a hiring restriction.

 

What is it for?

It is intended to limit your choices of other employers (competition) or protect or maximize an employer’s investment in your services. Typically this means protecting trade secrets, confidential information or an investment in an employee’s training and skills.

 

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