When a person accepts a job offer from an employer, he or she is often asked to sign a non-compete agreement during the boarding process that sets certain limits, for whom they are allowed to work, where they can work, or when, after a layoff or resignation, they can start their own business for a certain period of time or for a period of time. The Supreme Court used the following elements to determine the adequacy of non-competition clauses: whether the pact protects the legitimate business interests of the employer; If the federal government places an unreasonable burden on the worker; if the covenant harms the common good; whether the time and territorial restrictions contained in the federal state are appropriate; and whether the restriction is appropriate from a public policy perspective.31 Courts have also considered the validity of non-competition clauses based on the adequacy of time, commercial and local restrictions. In this context, a non-competition clause is valid and permissible if it corresponds to the assessment of adequacy. In Tiu vs. Platinum Plans Phil., Inc. (GR 163512, February 28, 2007), Ponencia of Justice Associates Leonardo Quisumbing, Supreme Court, viz: Dear OAP, can I know the importance and implication of a non-compete clause in an employment contract? How do I know if it`s legal or valid? Reggie English and Filipino are considered the two official languages of the Philippines for communication and teaching.51 For this reason, working papers, including letters of offer, employment contracts, confidentiality agreements, restrictive agreements, exclusive information and transfer agreements, bonus or incentive formulas, staff manuals or other directives may be written in English. However, if a staff member is having difficulty understanding a document, it is advisable to obtain a translation of that document and it is advisable to submit a translation in a language of the country understood by the staff member. But first, we should define what a non-competitive clause (as used in the Philippines) or a non-compete agreement is. Investopedia defined it in such a way that a competition agreement prevents a worker from working as a direct competitor with his employer for a certain period of time and in a given geographic area. Non-competition prohibitions are designed to prevent a former worker from exploiting the resources, knowledge and/or leads acquired during the work and use of the resources of a former employer. A non-competition agreement can also be referred to as a “non-competition clause,” an “alliance against competition” or simply a “non-competition clause.” In the United Kingdom, a non-competition clause is called “trade restriction.” However, the law also recognizes the right of the employer to exercise the prerogative of management in the performance of its activities.