In a previous post, our blog discussed how popular fast food giant Jimmy John's was requiring workers in many states to sign non-compete agreements and discussed whether such instruments would likely be enforceable here in Florida.
When a company hires and fires employees they may worry about the safety of their company's trade secrets or client lists. The risk of an employee taking information can be very real. For employers who want to ensure their confidential information stays that way, establishing a non-compete agreement may be beneficial.
Florida is one of the states with the most restrictive laws against non-compete agreements. Because of that, some non-compete agreements may not even be enforceable in Florida's courts.