A Virginia non-compete agreement is a legal document that limits an employee's post-employment actions. The purpose of one of these agreements is to ensure that the individual doesn’t disclose trade secrets and other important information that may allow a competitor to compete using unfair tactics. The use of non-compete agreements is legal in Virginia, as they will be enforced by the state should an employee break such an agreement. Nevertheless, an employer should ensure that the demands of a non-compete are reasonable and drafted with valuable consideration.
Virginia Non-Compete Agreement Laws - None
In Virginia, the state has no specific laws that govern non-compete agreements, these agreements are treated as legal contracts as are enforced as such. Nevertheless, these contracts must be written with valuable consideration to the employee, not imposing a greater than necessary hardship on him or her.