If your next (or new) employer asks you to sign a noncompete agreement, take at least the following steps:

1. Ask the employer to modify the language so the noncompete lasts no more than 6 months to 1 year and is limited to actual, existing clients with whom you have direct contact.

2. Ask the employer to provide you with severance benefits (maybe a percentage of your salary) for one-half of the time you are prevented from working as a competitor under the noncompete agreement.

If your new employer is unwilling to treat you fairly on the front end of the relationship…you can bet they will be difficult on the back end.

Dan Frith
Dan Frith

Dan Frith has over 25 years of experience representing individuals and families in cases of medical malpractice throughout Virginia. He has been named "Best Medical Malpractice Attorney" by Roanoker Magazine and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. To speak with Dan, contact him by email at dfrith@frithlawfirm.com.