Non-Compete Agreement

A non-compete agreement is a contract between an employee and an employer in which the employee agrees not to enter into competition with the employer during or after employment. These legal contracts prevent employees from entering into markets or professions considered to be in direct competition with the employer. 

Because of the uniqueness of every business and the significant legal implications of non-compete agreements, NPMA does not provide model language for non-competes. Companies should work with their legal council to develop a non-compete to be used in their hiring process.