Minnesota: Non-Compete Agreements Require Additional Consideration Other than Continued Employment


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October 6, 2017


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On October 6, 2017, a Minnesota federal district court emphasized the importance of appropriately presenting restrictive covenants.  Minnesota employers who require employees to sign restrictive covenants, such as a non-compete agreement, have certain obligations to the timing and type of consideration that must be offered with the restrictive covenant.  Specifically, new applicants must be provided the non-compete agreement before accepting the offer of employment, and currently-employed individuals must be provided something of value beyond continued employment as consideration.