When you work with new employees, one thing you may want to add to your employment contract is a non-compete agreement. A non-compete agreement is beneficial for your business in many ways. It helps you protect your own interests and prevents your employees from going to similar businesses and sharing your trade secrets.
Employees could do a lot of harm to your business if they were able to come and go freely with the information that they have. You are allowed to add a non-compete agreement to obligate employees to refrain from doing business with leads or customers belonging to your business.