In Weichert Co. of PA, v. Young, 2007 WL 4372823 (Del. Ch., Dec. 2007), read opinion here,  the Chancery Court upheld a covenant not to compete that lasted for 2 years and covered a 25 mile area, to restrict a real estate agent from opening a competing real estate agency. The court also upheld the provisions that prohibited the hiring, soliciting or retaining of any employees or independent contractors of the former employer. The court reasoned that legitimate business interests were being protected and that the restrictions on the former employee were not unreasonable.