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Fighting a Non-Compete Employment Agreement in FloridaHello

Non-Compete Employment AgreementWhat do you do if you signed a non-compete agreement with your employer in Florida and now want to go to work for a competitor of your employer?  Many people believe that if an employer forces an employee to sign a non-compete agreement as a condition of employment, the agreement is unenforceable.  That is not true in Florida because such agreements are presumed by law to be valid.  However, that does not mean you have no ability to defeat the agreement in the event your former employer tries to enforce it.  There are several potential arguments one may be able to make.

Material Breach by Employer

One argument is that the employer somehow materially breached the employment contract.  For example, if the employer did not fulfill its obligations to the employee with regard to such items as compensation, insurance, etc., then the employee could argue that the non-compete provisions should not be enforced.

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