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Non-Compete form

My place of work is demanding that I sign a non-compete agreement form.  Can anyone give me some advice in regards to what it is all about?  Should I have a lawyer look it over before I sign it?

Thanks in advance for your advice! 



Re: Non-Compete form

  • It's standard in a lot of industries.  But they can differ from company to company.  2 employers back it said I could not work for any of my company's clients or competitors in a 50 sq mile distance from the corp office for 2yrs after being terminated or resigning.

    I can?t remember the details of my last one but I remember that since I was laid off (instead of resining) that I was released from the agreement.

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  • I can't give you advice, because they are often specific to your state's laws and the company/industry. Some are pretty broad (long non-compete terms with no specifications on field/company), and some are very narrow.

    I would have an employment lawyer look it over. First I would look it over and flag anything that concerned me.

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  • I was once told by an employment lawyer friend to sign any non-compete contract a job asked me to, since they were totally unenforceable in my state. He said that was better than trying to negotiate them into writing something that was less strict that might actually be enforceable. Luckily I've never been asked to sign a non-compete contract, but thought it was interesting advice. 

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    You should never sign a contract you don't understand.

    You should only take legal advise from a lawyer.  So yes, hire one to review the agreement before you sign it.

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