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      RS 37:1448.1     


§1448.1.  Non-compete agreements

A.  A non-compete agreement between a real estate broker and licensee which requires the licensee to refrain from carrying on or engaging in a business similar to that of the real estate broker or from soliciting customers of the real estate broker within a specified parish or parishes, municipality or municipalities, or parts thereof, so long as the real estate broker carries on a like business therein, for any period of time up to two years, shall be unenforceable and an absolute nullity unless the licensee shall have the right to rescind the non-compete agreement until midnight of the third business day following the execution of the non-compete agreement or the delivery of the agreement to the licensee, whichever is later.  In any agreement between the broker and licensee, which includes a non-compete agreement, the non-compete agreement shall be prominently displayed in bold-faced block lettering of not less than ten-point type.

B.  Any action to enforce the provisions of this Section shall be brought in a court of competent jurisdiction in this state.

C.  The provisions of this Section shall be effective as to agreements entered into after January 1, 2006.

Acts 2005, No. 229, §1.

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