The Minnesota employment law attorneys at Trepanier MacGillis Battina P.A. have extensive experience representing both employees and employers in non-compete litigation, as well the negotiation and review of non-compete agreements.
Non-compete provisions contained in employment contracts generally restrict an employee’s ability to work for a competitor following the end of the employment relationship for a period of time. In other cases, the agreement may prohibit the employee from soliciting or doing business with the former employer’s customers, vendors, or employees.
Contrary to popular myth, non-compete agreements can be enforced under many circumstances, provided that the agreement meets legal requirements and is reasonable in scope. Before signing a non-compete agreement, or considering breaking such an agreement, you should seek legal counsel. Under Minnesota law, for a non-compete agreement to be enforceable, the agreement must: