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Reports to the Arkansas Bar by the Faculty of the University of Arkansas School of Law.

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University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701

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Jessica Weltge

Blue Penciling Noncompete Agreements in Arkansas and the Need for a Public Policy Exception

In today’s workplace environment, there is increasing pressure for employees to sign noncompete agreements. Depending on a state’s laws or noncompete jurisprudence, these agreements may or may not be enforceable, regardless of the presence of overbroad language that may be harmful to employees. As employers seek to protect their business interests, more businesses are using noncompete agreements to assert control over employees at all levels of the business employment structure. This means that these agreements will restrict the mobility of even low-wage employees, unless otherwise stated.

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