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.”


1. Describe and analyze the five elements of a contract that must exist for this agreement to be enforceable.

2. Explain why this contract is governed by common law or the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC).

3. Examine at least two circumstances in which this non-compete agreement would be unenforceable. 

Submit a four- to five-page paper (not including title and reference pages).


Your paper must be formatted according to APA style as outlined in the approved APA style guide. Layout of paper needs to include the following: an abstract, introduction, body of paper must include answers to the 3 questions of the information above, a conclusion and a references page. It must cite three scholarly sources in addition to the textbook:


Seaquist, G. (2012). Business law for managers San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education, Inc.


Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

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