Is a non-compete valid?

I am now separating from a partnership in the graphics business. She is making me sign a non-compete clause for a 60 mile radius. It provides that I can not open a business, work for a business or compete in any way shape or form. In return I am receiving a home we shared paid for in full. Does this have legal merit if I sign?

Asked on August 22, 2013 under Employment Labor Law, Wisconsin


M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

Although courts do not favor these agreements, they do recognize that they may be necessary in order to protect an employer's competitive position. In otfder fo such an agreemnt to be upheld an employer must prove that:

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