Can A Minor Sign A Non Compete Agreement

But the opportunity to sign and enter into contracts is almost always granted. Whether you`re selling something or buying something from a miner, you need to be aware of the pitfalls of any agreement between you and that young person. Most contracts with minors are not confirmed by a court. A non-competition clause or agreement, sometimes called a non-compete agreement, provides protection to an employer or new contractor against the attempt of a former employee or former owner to start a business nearby and compete with customers. Challenging a non-competition agreement is tantamount to bringing them to justice. The courts decide on a case-by-case basis the adequacy of competition. A minor cannot give up a contract for something that is necessary for life, nor a contract with a minor for the necessary goods. The problem is to determine what is really needed. Food, clothing and shelter are examples of needs. In one example, a minor took out a mortgage on a house and then tried to get by. The court found that the house was necessary.

transportation to work to pay the cost of living could also be considered a necessary point; A court should decide that. A company`s investment in its employees, customer relationships and confidential information is too valuable to face unfair competition. MacElree Harvey`s lawyers can help you check your non-competes and develop agreements tailored to your business needs. To agree on a consultation, contact Harry J. DiDonato at 610.840.0237, Robert A. Burke at 610.840.0211 or a member of our business law team. If you plan to challenge a non-competing agreement that you have already signed, you will first receive an opinion from an experienced lawyer. An adult could “co-signed” a contract in which he or she promised to pay a child`s credit card debts, but an adult could not tie it under an employment contract. A contract under which a minor is employed or agrees to provide artistic or creative services, either directly or through a third party, including, but not limited to, a private service company (loan company) or casting agency.

“Artistic or creative services” include, among others, the services of actor, actor, dance, musician, actor, singer, stuntman, performer or other performer or artist, or as a composer-performer, music producer or arranger, author, director, producer, production director, production director, choreographer, composer, conductor or designer. However, emancipation is a drastic action and should probably not be sought solely to sign the NDA. For this reason, an otherwise valid contract of a minority type, as described in Section 6750, cannot, for this reason, be permitted, either in the minority of the person who enters into the contract, or at any time after, if the contract has been approved by the supreme court in a county where the minor resides or is employed or in which a party has its primary residence in that state for economic activity. , to be refuted.