Truth #1: Some people like to cut corners and save a few dollars.
Truth #2: Some of these people will buy legal forms online rather than hire an attorney who actually knows the laws in your state regarding non-compete agreements and non-solicitations.
Truth #3: Even some attorneys can draft agreements that will not be upheld as reasonable by the Courts.
Truth #4: The highlight of my job is proving that a non-compete agreement is (1) overly broad or (2) unreasonable or (3) not narrowly drafted to protect a legitimate business interest, etc..
Truth #5: The other highlight of my job is when employees come to me to review their “binding employment contracts,” and they are nothing more than a $7.99 print off from an online form site.
Why is this so much fun?
Just try to draft a contract that holds water in all 50 states – I dare ya! And then sell it online for less than $10… You think this is a guarantee of legal sufficiency?
Just ran across this site – http://www.sbmct.com/legal-forms/category/non-solicitation-agreement
so employers, buy away… and employees when you get a non-compete that looks form like, or there is a website on the bottom, please call me. It really will make my day.