Executives and professionals moving to new positions or to new employers are often asked to sign restrictive agreements or covenants as part of the employment process. These contracts generally seek to restrict information an employee can divulge to outside sources or to limit potential competition in some way.
Restrictions can take many forms. In some cases, a time period may be stipulated that indicates how long, after leaving an employer, restrictions are to apply. Even specific employers may be listed that employees can