Beware of the noncompetition agreement whose only purpose is to neutralize you. An out-of-state employer can put a restriction in your noncompete contract that wouldn’t be enforceable under Virginia law, but that is perfectly enforceable under the law of the other state.
If the contract chooses the law of that other state, and if you sign the contract, then a Virginia court will apply the law of the other state.
Please visit the latest issue of Valley Business Front November [PDF link] for a case study on this topic.
And if you’re interested in learning more about your noncompete, join us at our next round of Shark Bites this month.