It is common to see non-compete and confidentiality agreements required as a term of employment for all employees at specific types of firms. These agreements are likely to be found in the TV & radio industry, health care sector or technology sectors where companies are concerned about employees being enticed to jump ship or share proprietary information with the competition. These agreements are designed to protect the employer. Whether a non-complete agreement is enforceable in North Carolina generally depends on their geographic, temporal and professional scope. Because the enforceability of a non-complete is a case-by-case determination, it is critical to have an attorney review the particular non-complete agreement at issue.
To learn more about employment agreements, contact Van Kampen Law.