Many individuals and businesspeople ask if their contracts must be in writing to be legally enforceable.  The answer in North Carolina is that “it depends.”  It depends on the subject of the contract, the monetary value, and, in some cases, the length of time the contract is in existence.  Whether or not a contract must…

Employees who have signed, or have been asked to sign, a non-compete agreement (also known as a noncompetition agreement or covenant not to compete) want to know if those agreements are enforceable.  The answer in most cases is: “it depends.” In North Carolina, a “valid noncompetition agreement entered into in the employer-employee context must be…

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