My employer has two year non-compete clause - that seems awfully long.

Our company provides urban and regional planning consulting services. A one year non-compete seems more than sufficient to cover their business needs but two years seems excessive. The firm does not pay for our education, licensing, etc. Is two years excessive?

1 answer  |  asked Mar 5, 2012 10:33 AM [EST]  |  applies to New York

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Patricia Pastor
Two-year non-competes have at times been held to be unenforceable. But several factors are considered and it depends on the specific language of the contract, the uniqueness of your services, access to proprietary information, geographic scope of the agreement, etc. In other words, whether this particular agreement is enforceable cannot be determined solely on the basis of its two-year term. If you want to be sure, have an attorney review it.

posted by Patricia Pastor  |  Mar 5, 2012 10:43 AM [EST]

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