As an employer, it is important for your company to ensure your non-compete agreement is enforceable. An overly broad agreement may end in the agreement being found to be invalid by the court. It is important to ensure that what you are intending to be in the agreement is clear, valid, and enforceable. Contact an attorney to assist you through this process to ensure your agreement if effective.
As an employee, you may be asked to sign a non-compete agreement as a condition of employment. Typically by signing such you are agreeing not to compete with the employer by working for a competitor or by starting a competing business at the end of your employment relationship. It is important for you to understand what you are agreeing to before you sign. Contact an attorney to review the contract with you to ensure your complete understanding.