Hello friends, I`m curious to see Costco`s non-compete clause for its employees. I am currently working at Costco and I have the idea of having a part-time job for a short period of time. The applicability of these agreements depends on the law of each state. However, as a general rule, with the exception of invention transfer agreements, they are subject to the same analysis as other NCCs.  Canadian courts will apply competition and non-appeal agreements, but the duration, scope and geographic scope of the agreement must be limited to what is reasonably necessary to protect the company`s property rights, such as confidential business information or customer relations, and the scope of the agreement must be clearly defined. Shafron v. KRG Insurance Brokers (Western) Inc. 2009 CSC 6 of the Supreme Court of Canada found that a non-competition agreement was inconclusive because the term „Metropolitan City of Vancouver“ was not definitively defined.  The majority of U.S. states recognize and enforce different forms of non-compete agreements. Some states, such as California, Montana, North Dakota and Oklahoma, prohibit non-compete agreements for employees or prohibit non-competition clauses, except in limited cases.  This is why non-competition bans are popular with companies working in states where they are licensed. They are widespread in commercial radio stations and television channels, particularly radio personalities and television personalities working for media groups. For example, if a radio or television station ceases to be licensed or licensed by a channel in the media market where they work, they cannot work for another competing channel in the same market until their contract with their former labour chain expires.  Non-competition prohibitions are applied in Illinois where the agreement is an ancillary relationship (employment, sale of a business, etc.) and (1) must not be greater than what is necessary to protect a legitimate business interest of the employer (2) to which the worker cannot impose unreasonable severity and (3) cannot harm the public.  Although reasonable restrictions in the space and time of the non-competition agreement are not expressly imposed by law, they tend to be seen as a measure of the extent of the non-competition obligation greater than what is necessary to protect the legitimate commercial interest of the employer.  For a worker who is required to protect the employer`s confidentiality and business secrets, the employer and the worker may agree to the inclusion of non-compete clauses in the employment contract or a separate confidentiality agreement.