Non-compete clause or agreement
An employment contract may contain a non-compete clause, or the employer may require you also to sign a non-compete agreement as a condition of employment. This clause or agreement will prevent you from working for one of your employer's competitors during your career or within a specified time after leaving your job.
It is advisable to consult an employment law attorney before signing a non-compete agreement. Courts generally do not support non-compete agreements. However, it is not always so.