Protecting Competition in the Marketplace: The Case for Reforming Non-Compete Agreements 
By Warren Barge, Truman State University 


Noncompete agreements are “contracts that impose restrictions on an employee’s ability to join or start a business in competition with his or her prior employer or solicit a prior employer’s employees or customers during a prescribed time period following the employee’s departure,” according to an article in the Buffalo Law Review. Noncompete agreements have a long history within English common law. However, their prevalence has recently obtained renewed attention. This spotlight has highlighted the urgency of reforming noncompete agreements to cultivate economic freedom in the twenty-first century. 

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