Enforcement of Non-Compete Agreements
Non-compete agreements protect businesses from competition against certain people (or other businesses) as a contractual right. Non-compete agreements are enforceable to the extent permissible by applicable Florida statutes and case law. An analysis of the enforceability of any particular non-compete agreement starts under Fla. Stat. 542.335. A non-compete agreement which is in writing and signed can generally be enforced to the extent it is reasonable in terms of its geographic, time and trade area constraints. Generally, the “scope” of what can be protected includes trade secrets, valuable confidential information, substantial relationships with certain prospective or existing customers and ongoing goodwill.
At Brick Business Law, we litigate cases involving enforcement and defense of non-compete agreements. We pursue and defend non-compete claims in Florida. If someone has accused you of breaching a non-compete agreement or if you need a non-compete agreement to be enforced, please contact Brick Business Law for a free initial consultation.