I have recently read comments regarding non-compete clauses in an employee manual. The issue with these clauses is the length of time covered.
I read several months ago that if you put a non-compete clause in your employee manual, it should be limited to 90 to 120 days. The writer’s opinion was that judges would probably throw out any agreement with a longer time frame of enforcement. The thinking is, “A person has a right to make a living.”
So, what say you? Do you have information to the contrary? Please send us a note and let’s see if there is a consensus out there.