There are many issues that a business owner must address in order to protect that business from unfair competition. One of the most common steps an owner will take is to use non-compete agreements when hiring new employees. These agreements are written contracts in which the employee agrees that in the event they are no longer employed at the company, they will not go to work for a competitor of the business for a set period of time after they leave their job. Unfortunately, there are cases where an ex-employee does not honor the non-compete agreement. If you have an ex-employee that has violated their agreement, there are steps you can take to protect your company. A business non-compete agreement lawyer can help.