Do I have to sign a non-compete to keep my job?
In order for a contract to be enforceable under Virginia law, it must be secured by consideration, a legal term for something of value offered in exchange for the employee’s promise not to compete.
So is “keeping your job” sufficient consideration under Virginia law to make a non-compete contract enforceable?
The answer is “Yes.” Most employers will provide no incentive to sign the non-compete, except, . . .