Noncompetition Agreements And Their Use In The Internet Age

The use of non-competition agreements has become crucial in the computer industry and for employers to protect their intellectual property investments. This non-compete agreement is a covenant that an employee will not compete with the employers product once the employee leaves the company. Courts generally will examine its provisions to determine whether or not they are reasonable and permit the employee to find work elsewhere after the employment contract ends.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

Can a covenant to non-compete affect independent contractors?
Are confidentiality clauses included in the non-compete agreements?
What are practical considerations that must be considered in non-competition clauses?

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