What is a Non-Compete Agreement?



In Virginia, a covenant not to compete (non-compete agreement) is a written agreement that an employee signs agreeing not to go to work for a competitor when they stop working with their current employer. There are several factors that a court will look to when determining the enforceability of a non-compete agreement, but generally, a non-compete agreement must be reasonable.

 

More specifically, in considering the reasonableness of the non-compete agreement, courts in Virginia look to such factors as:

 

  • limitations in geographical area
  • length of restriction
  • business interest of employer
  • employee’s role in company
  • nature of restriction
  • impact restriction will have on public

Back to Employment Law FAQs



Recent Posts

Passenger Injured, Driver Charged in Single-Vehicle Virginia Beach Accident
Grieving Father Brings Awareness to Dangerous NC Guardrails
Man Killed in Military Hwy. Motorcycle Crash
Woman, Children Injured in VA Beach Bike Accident
Single-Vehicle Accident in Portsmouth Kills Two
Driver Charged After Striking Pedestrian in Norfolk
Pedestrian Killed on I-264 in Norfolk