CASE BY CASE BASIS 150 150 Lauren Ellerman

Friends…. those in retail / sales / medicine – I wish we could post a formula for how Virginia Courts decide whether your non-compete agreement is valid. But I can’t.

One Mile has been considered too broad in geographic scope, 100 miles has been held to be reasonable restriction. Seven years has been held to be reasonable time restriction, 2 years has been held to be too long.. ALL IN VIRGINIA COURTS.

They will look at your exact agreement, in light of your industry, and your employer’s actual business – and then decide.

We cannot ever state with confidence, that your agreement is or is not enforceable. Some employers are willing to test the Court – others are not.

We will however, review your contract, advise you in light of Va. Law, and go from there…

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Lauren Ellerman

In 2011, Lauren Ellerman was named "Young Lawyer of the Year" by the Roanoke Bar Association for her work in the community. To speak with Lauren about your personal injury case, contact her at

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