How binding is an employer contract? 4 Answers as of August 05, 2011

My daughter signed an employment contract that prohibits her from doing a comparable job for a period of 2 years after leaving and also form doing it within 25 miles of the business location. How binding is this?

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Bernard Huff, Attorney/Mediator
Bernard Huff, Attorney/Mediator | Bernard Huff
Covenants not to compete and other employment restrictions relating to similar future employment after termination are strictly construed by most courts. Your daughter should consult with an attorney who handles employment contracts.
Answer Applies to: Indiana
Replied: 8/5/2011
Law Office of Eli M. Kantor
Law Office of Eli M. Kantor | Eli Kantor
In the State of California covenants not to compete are void unless she is a partner in the business.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 8/5/2011
Law Offices of Steven A. Fink
Law Offices of Steven A. Fink | Steven Alan Fink
Non competition agreements in California are disfavored and generally only enforced by courts in connection with an owner's sale of the business. Employees are usually not bound by such agreements under CA law.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 8/5/2011
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