Video: What is a non-compete clause?

A non-compete clause is a restrictive covenant in an employment agreement. In Florida, non-compete clauses are enforceable. If you have an employment agreement, an employer is entitled to certain protections so long as it protects a legitimate business interest. Additionally, a restrictive covenant must be reasonable as to time and geography. Based on the type of work you do for your employer, you may be limited in what you can do in competition with your employer should your employment end for any reason. Consult an attorney with experience in non-compete laws to protect your rights.