Business law




Elements of a Contract Suppose that the Fabulous Hotel hires you as head chef under a two-year employment contract. After two years, another hotel wants to hire you. However, in the original employment contract you signed with the Fabulous Hotel, the following paragraph appears: “The below-signed agrees not to work as a chef for another hotel in the same metropolitan area for a period of two years after leaving our employ.” Describe and analyze the five elements of a contract that must exist for this agreement to be enforceable. Explain why this contract is governed by common law or the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC). Examine at least two circumstances in which this non-compete agreement would be unenforceable.