Recently I read an article regarding non-compete agreements that indicated there are some states in which such agreements are illegal. Is there a way to find out in which states these agreements are legal and in which they are illegal? We currently operate in 4 Midwest states and are in the process of moving into three more states. I would like to be able to determine where we can legally ask our professional people to sign our non-compete/non-disclosure. It is not a state-to-state issue. The non-compete is within a 5-mile radius for two years after employment terminates with our company.