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Noncompete

30 miles or 5 years be informed in
mt for a caregiver

Asked on August 19, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Montana

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Courts give great weight to a person's freedom to choose the type of employment that is suitable for them. As a result, only those agrements which are deemed to be reasonable will be upheld and enforced. A court typically holds non-compete agreements to be unreasonable if they involve unusually long periods of time (e.g. in excess of 5 years) or if they cover a geographic region that is excessively large. Also, these agreements must also be limited to restricting dealings with competitors which are rationally related to the employer's business. Finally, a company is required to have a valid business reason for imposing a covenant not to compete on a worker. That all having been said, in MT, if you were terminated from your postiton, your non-compete agreement cannot be enforced. At this point, you can contact your state's department of labor and/or consult directly with an employment law attoreney as to your specific situation.


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