Non-Competes Are Bad For The Little Guy and Bad for the Larger Economy

Not my title but my sentiments exactly.  This title comes from an article recently published in Fortune magazine.

Non-competes are employment contracts that prevent a departing employee (departing voluntarily or involuntarily) from working for a competitor for one year…or two years…or even three years.  The agreements are not only bad for individual workers but they are bad for the economies of the states which enforce them. Even the bastion of conservative pro-business news and commentary, The Wall Street Journal, recently published an article critical of non-compete agreements.

My Take:  The Virginia General Assembly should pass legislation prohibiting non-compete agreements and if they fail to do so, the courts should find them unenforceable and in violation of sound public policy.

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