Interesting thought on non-compete agreements. More for the memory banks than anything... I have a friend that is an attorney and we got to talking about non-compete agreements. If you have an employee that is not bound to a non-compete and you are going to request he/she sign one, there is precedence that if you do not in some way change the employment relationship (change in title, bonus, raise, etc.) at the time that you request the non-compete be signed that the agreement is not binding. New employee's are not an issue unless they do not sign it prior to starting work. This is impacting an existing employee. She is most familiar with Florida and Illinois but also believes that this is precedence in most states.. More interesting than anything I guess..