Are non-compete agreements enforceable in Michigan?

Asked 10 months ago - Ann Arbor, MI

I signed a 12-month non-compete when I joined my current employer and I'm wondering if non-competes are generally enforceable in Michigan.

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  1. Scot Curtis Putzig

    Contributor Level 7


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    Answered . Yes, non-competes for a reasonable time, geographic area, and job-related scope are enforceable in Michigan.

    DISCLAIMER: This answer is provided for general informational purposes only, is not intended as legal advice, and... more
  2. David J. Hutchinson

    Contributor Level 12


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    Answered . Yes they are, if reasonable, but you should have a good lawyer look at yours and understand your specific situation.

  3. Jason Matthew Shinn

    Contributor Level 11


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    Answered . In addition to the great responses provided by Mr. Putzig and Mr. Hutchinson, you may want to review the post below that discuss in more detail Michigan non-compete law. Best to you going forward.

    I'm licensed to practice law in Michigan ( and I primarly focus on employment law and... more

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