Non-Compete Length of Service

If I enter into a non-compete agreement with a new employer, is there a typical amount of time that I would need to stay employed by that company in order for it to be binding, enforceable? For instance, if I were to leave the company within 30 days am I bound to it. Is this just something that I have written into the agreement and is this typical?

THank You.

1 answer  |  asked Jun 4, 2003 8:32 PM [EST]  |  applies to Illinois

Answers (1)

Carol Oshana

No required amount of work time is needed to have a binding noncompete agreement. It is just dependent on the language of the contract. I would advise you, however, to refrain from signing any non-compete agreements. I have yet to meet any employees who are left benefitting from these agreements.

posted by Carol Oshana  |  Jun 7, 2003 2:20 PM [EST]

Answer This Question

Sign In to Answer this Question

Related Questions with Answers

Have an Employment Law question?