Some employers require employees to enter into non-competition agreements at the time of hire, preventing them from competing with their employer during employment and during a certain time period after their employment ends. Non-compete agreements are often presented to employees with access to intellectual property, trade secrets, customer lists, business plans and strategies, and other valuable information that could potentially allow the employee to engage in unfair competition after leaving employment.  Along with confidentiality, non-disclosure, and non-solicitation agreements, non-compete agreements are important tools to protect an employer’s business.  However, asking a foreign worker with an H-1B visa  to enter into non-compete agreement can present additional complications. Continue Reading