Adding a non-compete agreement to your employee’s handbook or contract prohibits them from taking your trade secrets or clients with them if they move on to another company. However, writing one of these agreements can be tricky.
Laws surrounding non-compete agreements vary by state and some don’t uphold them at all. In addition to legality, you want to ensure your agreement isn’t too vague or so restrictive that the employee won’t be able to find work.
Download this Non-Compete Agreement template to ensure your agreement is in both the employer’s and employee’s best interest.
This template includes sections for:
- the date the non-compete agreement will begin
- reasons for the agreement
- time period and geographic location restrictions of the agreement