Colorado Non-Compete Law Blog

Colorado Non-Compete Law Blog

Insight and commentary on Covenants Not to Compete (Including Unfair Competition, Trade Secrets & Nondisclosure Agreements)

Category Archives: Duration of non-compete

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Void means void; the validity of a non-compete is determined at the time of execution

Posted in Duration of non-compete
In many non-compete cases, an issue arises about when the validity of a non-compete should be determined. Under Colorado’s non-compete statute, a non-compete won’t be enforce unless it falls within one of the four exceptions set forth in the statute. One  of those exceptions is for ‘executive and management personnel".  Many employees sign non-competes, however, when they are… Continue Reading

Differing opinions issued on the duration of a non-compete

Posted in Duration of non-compete
In a recent decision, Phoenix Capital, Inc. v. Dowell, the Colorado Court of Appeals appeared to establish a "bright line" rule for determining the duration of an employee’s obligations under a non-compete. The trial court had ruled that the non-solicit provisions were only enforceable for the period set forth in the provision itself (that is, one year from… Continue Reading