Many employees who have direct contact with their employer’s clients as either sales representatives or customer service representatives are required to sign non-competition and/or non-solicitation agreements.
One of the skills lawyers sell is their ability to predict what will happen in a court room in a particular case. Because the justice system usually works we often can. But there are some decisions by courts that make you wonder why you even try.
For many businesses, relationships with clients are a primary asset. Protecting that asset is crucial to long term success.