In North Dakota, a non-compete agreement is a legal document that companies use to protect their trade secrets and sensitive information. Companies do this by obtaining a written promise from their employees that they will refrain from working with competitors for a certain period of time after their employment ends. These agreements are legally enforceable and can be the basis for holding a former-employee responsible for damages or lost profits.
North Dakota Non-Compete Laws - § 9-08-06
North Dakota will enforce non-compete agreements as long as the agreements are fair and not excessive in its restrictions. The state also recommends that both parties have enough time to read and understand the agreement before being required to sign.