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)

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Reasonable Restraints in Colorado

Posted in Modifying restrictions
The prior post begs the question most frequently asked by clients: what is a reasonable restraint? That is, what kinds of geographic and temporal restraints will be enforced by Colorado courts — assuming that the non-compete falls within one of the four exceptions set for in C.R.S. 8-2-113(2)?  The best, but perhaps the most frustrating, answer… Continue Reading

Colorado and the Blue Pencil Rule

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In most, if not all states, any restriction imposed by a non-compete must be reasonable. Restrictions as to geographic area or duration must be no greater than necessary to protect the employer’s legitimate business interests. States follow different rules, however, once a court determines that a restriction is unreasonable.  In at least a few jurisdictions, a… Continue Reading