Non-compete agreement in MD

Is a non-compete agreement enforceable
in the State of Maryland? What legal rights
do I have if my former employer has filed
a suit?

Thank you.

1 answer  |  asked Jan 9, 2002 1:08 PM [EST]  |  applies to Maryland

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Mary T. Keating

Non-compete provisions are enforceable to the extent that a court deems them necessary to protect an employer's legitimate interests, and then only to that extent. For example, a one-year restriction is generally upheld, while five years may be successfully challenged. They all depend on the industry, the types of information or customer contact you had access to, and the time and geographic scope of the restriction. If your employer files suit, you must respond within the time limit specified on your summons or risk a default. You may call me for more information.

posted by Mary T. Keating  |  Jan 9, 2002 1:19 PM [EST]

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