a covenant not to compete included in the sale of an ongoing business is unenforceable.

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I was recently reminded of this because I was in a negotiation with my company and I gave my sales person my covenant not to compete clause. It was a clause that I thought was reasonable. It said that I agreed not to solicit my clients’ customers or sell their products to them, and they promised me that they would take care of this if and when I asked them to do so. I was shocked when they told me that it was not enforceable.

I was recently reminded of this because I was in a negotiation with my company and I gave my sales person my covenant not to compete clause. It was a clause that I thought was reasonable. It said that I agreed not to solicit my clients’ customers or sell their products to them, and they promised me that they would take care of this if and when I asked them to do so. I was shocked when they told me that it was not enforceable.It seems to be a gray area in the contract law. As a general rule, you typically agree to an arbitration clause to resolve a dispute, but these clauses are not enforceable. In the case of an arbitration clause, the arbitrator may use his or her own knowledge and experience to determine whether your agreement is reasonable. But then again, arbitrators are generally independent people, so perhaps they’d just be biased against you (which could be a good reason to not sign).

I was recently reminded of this because I was in a negotiation with my company and I gave my sales person my covenant not to compete clause. It was a clause that I thought was reasonable. It said that I agreed not to solicit my clients’ customers or sell their products to them, and they promised me that they would take care of this if and when I asked them to do so. I was shocked when they told me that it was not enforceable.It seems to be a gray area in the contract law. As a general rule, you typically agree to an arbitration clause to resolve a dispute, but these clauses are not enforceable. In the case of an arbitration clause, the arbitrator may use his or her own knowledge and experience to determine whether your agreement is reasonable. But then again, arbitrators are generally independent people, so perhaps they’d just be biased against you (which could be a good reason to not sign).As with most things in the law, there are exceptions to the general rule. Some things are enforceable, like contracts that are legally binding. In the case of a contract not to compete, there’s not much the arbitrator can do. He can’t order you to stop competing. A covenant not to compete doesn’t require you to stop competing. It just means you agree not to have any competing business interests in the future.

I was recently reminded of this because I was in a negotiation with my company and I gave my sales person my covenant not to compete clause. It was a clause that I thought was reasonable. It said that I agreed not to solicit my clients’ customers or sell their products to them, and they promised me that they would take care of this if and when I asked them to do so. I was shocked when they told me that it was not enforceable.It seems to be a gray area in the contract law. As a general rule, you typically agree to an arbitration clause to resolve a dispute, but these clauses are not enforceable. In the case of an arbitration clause, the arbitrator may use his or her own knowledge and experience to determine whether your agreement is reasonable. But then again, arbitrators are generally independent people, so perhaps they’d just be biased against you (which could be a good reason to not sign).As with most things in the law, there are exceptions to the general rule. Some things are enforceable, like contracts that are legally binding. In the case of a contract not to compete, there’s not much the arbitrator can do. He can’t order you to stop competing. A covenant not to compete doesn’t require you to stop competing. It just means you agree not to have any competing business interests in the future.There are some exceptions to this like when a company goes out of business, or someone who is in the wrong business in the eyes of the law. But that doesnt mean you cant sign a contract. It just means you have the right to get the best deal possible for your business. There are ways to enforce your agreements, like a party suit or class action suit. Even if you dont want to get sued, you are still allowed to file a party suit.

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