Non-Competes in Florida
Non-competes and restrictive covenants are premised on the employer’s desire and interests to protect their confidential information, trade secrets and success. From the company’s perspective, they are looking to hire new people, continue growth and develop unique techniques.
Trade Secrets"legitimate business interests"
Reasonable in geographical area, restrictive trade/field (scope) and timeThere are numerous misconceptions given regarding general principles that would make a non-compete unenforceable. By example, Florida law does not require the non-compete to be signed on the first day of the job; it may be signed anytime during the employment.