Non-compete agreements are rampant in the tech industry and most workers have no choice but to sign them, but are they worth getting worked up over? I think they are despite what a recent article in Eweek.com has to say.

Non-compete agreements can wreak havoc on your professional and personal life! You can incur thousands of dollars in legal fees and, if you lose, be prevented from earning a livelihood in your chosen professional for any where from 6 months to 2 years!

Read your agreement. Discuss the effect of the non-compete and non-solicitation provisions with a lawyer knowledgeable of the issues.

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.