I am not going to advise ANY company to have a non-compete.

I hate them.

No seriously – hate is not too strong of a word in this instance.
While I recognize that the existence of non-competes allows me to make a living, I am proud to be on the side that fights them and argues for employees’ rights to do business.

There are of course, some attorneys who make a living drafting these horrible things and advising corporate clients to put them in place.

You already know that non-compete agreements exist in almost every industry in Virginia, but lets see what advice the companies are getting.

Enjoy this free video from a Fla. attorney who recommends companies use non-compete agreements to prevent you, the greedy selfish employee, from taking their hard earned business. Ok, so he doesn’t actually say that, I tend to exaggerate.

Either way, it is important to know the information your employer will hear when he calls an attorney for advice on restrictive covenants.

Lauren Ellerman

Lauren Ellerman

In 2011, Lauren Ellerman was named "Young Lawyer of the Year" by the Roanoke Bar Association for her work in the community. To speak with Lauren about your personal injury case, contact her at