Agreement Forms are official statements signed by corporate parties who agree over certain details in a business partnership. One such detail is the non-competition clause, which states that the signatory will not start or join any business that will compete against the employer. Naturally, this will be a crucial part of business strategy and security, and you want to make sure your non-competition agreement contract covers all the necessary details.
Here is a list of sample non-competition agreement forms that might be used toward this end. These are all fast and free templates you can download as PDFs or Word document files.
Non-Competition and Non-Solicitation Agreement Form
Confidentiality and Non-Competition Agreement Form
Independent Contractor Non-Competition Agreement Form
Free Non-Competition Agreement Form Sample
When You Need a Non-Compete Contract
The non-competition clause normally comes into effect at the onset and the duration of employment, but it may also apply after termination. This is done often to protect the former employer’s trade secrets and information.
Some courts disapprove of non-competition contracts in general, as it imposes a restriction on a former employee’s right to work for a living in the same competitive arena. Some ways to make sure your non-competition agreement is reasonable and considered valid by the courts:
- It should protect a legitimate business interest of the employer
- It is supported by consideration at the time of signing
- It is reasonable in terms of its scope, time range, and geographical range
You will most likely need a non-competition agreement in these situations:
- business partners are terminating the business relationship
- employer and employee are terminating business relationship and the employer prefers that the employee doesn’t join or become competition for the company
- a company and an independent contractor (or a consultant) are terminating a business relationship
If confidentiality is your biggest concern, you might be interested in checking out our free templates and samples for Confidentiality Agreement Forms, which legally restrict the employee from disclosing sensitive company information to unauthorized parties.
Employee Non-Competition Agreement in PDF
Non-Competition Agreement Form
Business Non-Competition Agreement Form
Non-Competition Employment Agreement Form
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Confidentiality agreements are related to non-competition agreements and may be issued in the same signing sessions.
While non-competition entails that a former employee or business partner does not use skills and information from the previous company to become a competitive threat, non-disclosure only requires that the former employee or partner does not disclose this sensitive information to any other competitor.
Sampleforms provides several more resources for non-competition agreements as well as Non-Disclosure Agreement Forms in PDF.
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