Starting a new job is a really exciting time, and often my clients will sign all sorts of standard paperwork. Often, companies will ask employees to sign a non-compete. This agreement limits the employee’s ability to work or to engage in certain activities after the term of employment has ended. I think it’s very important that my clients look at any proposed non-compete. Now if you find yourself having left a company and you’re bound by a non-compete, it’s really important that you understand the terms of the non-compete. You don’t want you new business to start with a lawsuit from your former employer.