A so-called noncompete agreement between an employer and an employee can be an effective tool in helping a company to prevent proprietary business information from getting into the hands of a competitor. Although enforceability of noncompetes and other restrictive covenants is governed under varying state laws and will be based largely on the specific circumstances surrounding individual disputes, there are best practices employers can follow to help ensure the agreement will be enforced.

NT Lakis attorneys have prepared a guide that provides some practical tips on drafting and using noncompete agreements to maximize their enforceability.

Members of the Center for Workplace Compliance (CWC) can read more here.