People call our office and say “I am not worried because I know my non-compete can’t be enforced.”

Seriously? Where did you hear that? (I want to ask).

Finally, I found the source of this terrible and incorrect rumor. The internet.

I just read an article purporting to give legal advice on non-competes and the author (a self proclaimed motivational speaker) writes “One interesting thing to note: noncompete agreements are not enforceable against certain “professionals,” like doctors, CPAs, and lawyers.”

I hate to call you out sir, but what you have written is absoluitely not true. I would do some more research before making such an incorrect statement.

To read about how enforceable non-competes are against virginia doctors, please read an article Dan and I finished today, based on his numerous blog posts.

YIKES – now I know where people are getting these ideas and claiming them to be true.

Please don’t believe everything you read – call a professional before you bank on internet advice.

Lauren Ellerman
Lauren Ellerman

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