This question comes up very often and‚ in particular‚ for sales representatives who have access to national accounts‚ pricing information and relationships with purchasers. That is‚ you accept a position or you continue in your position as a sales representatibve and you sell to natiional and regional accounts. The market you are in is probable competitive and many times you compete on price and the ability to offer a more complete product line. This is especially so when dealing with national retailers who may be your customers.
If this is a situation that you are presented with and you are considering employment with a competitor or perceived competitor then you have questions about whether or not the confidentiatilty and non-compete agreements are enforceable. You are also concerned that whether the agreement is enforceable or not your current employer will just sue you anyway.
There is but‚ unfortunately‚ it is "fact specific" and not subject to any generalized statements. Having said that you should know that there agreements are highly scrutinized by courts and‚ many times‚ found to be unenforceable. Factors to consider include‚
To Learn more About the Enforceability of Confidentiality and Non-Compete Agreements‚ click here.
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