A non-compete agreement in the state of Montana is a legal document that companies use to protect their legitimate business interests and trade secrets from competitors. Companies do this by having their new hires, contractors, key personnel, and other associates sign a promise that they will refrain from competitive actions once their employment comes to an end. This generally entails that the individual will not be able to procure employment or partner with a direct competitor for a period of time within a specific geographic location.
Montana enforces non-compete agreements just the same as the state restricts them. For example, non-compete agreements are often included in the sale of a business. Montana states that non-compete agreements may be enforced in the sale of a business or company IF: