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Questions tagged [non-compete]

Questions about non-compete agreements in employment contracts.

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Validity of non-compete clause across several countries

I'm a resident of a south american country, working remotely for an US company, which I'm going to call "the client". I've signed a contract with a firm through which I work for "the client". Let's ...
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With NO written contract or non-compete in place, how does the law (NY, NJ, FL, CA) view contacting former clients?

Is there any kind of generalized legal rule of thumb in reference to contacting former prospects/clients/colleagues once you've left/been terminated, etc.? With no written contract or non-compete in ...
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company conflict of interest / legal advice [closed]

for example if I work for x company . , and I want to run a training business / penetration testing - custom labs development , and I work as red teamer / penetration tester would it be translated as ...
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Is a non-compete enforceable if it doesn't mention a geographical area?

I left a job in Phoenix Arizona and am currently in Houston, Texas. The noncompete I signed at the previous job was detailed in the scope of a time period (2yrs) and that I couldn't own or manage a ...
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Does a non-competition clause bond me to a minimum term of employment?

I am an IT instructor in a private educational institution in British Columbia, Canada. They gave me a agreement which includes a section “non-competition clause” with these lines: He or she agrees ...
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Would a non-complete clause apply to oversea job searches?

A few years ago I signed a NDA with a non-compete clause when joining my current company in the United States. The NDA is stated to be enforceable where permitted by law. Since then I’ve moved to ...
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Is this non-compete contract valid?

I worked for Russian IT bodyshop company A. I've got a good proposal from one of its Italian clients B recently to relocate and work directly for them. But there is one problem: B says they have a ...
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Attention and Effort Clause (State of Washington, USA)

I need some clarification on this Attention and Effort clause in a non-compete document presented to me (as part of an employment offer). ATTENTION AND EFFORT. During employment, Employee will ...
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Connecticut Distance Based Non-Compete Clause [closed]

In the state of Connecticut, what are reasonable conditions for the distance a worker must not compete within as per a contract put into place when employment begins. Do things become different ...
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Will my employers contract hold up in court?

When I started a new job back in July of 2017, I signed a contract that had the following bindings or restrictions if I was ever to leave the company: Cannot work for a competitor within 25 miles of ...
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Can code logic be copyrighted?

Scenario: I work at company A and write some code for them which is something trivial but used in a product that is proprietary and hence the code is company property. Then I leave the company A and ...
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Pre-emptive warning of restrictive covenants breach

As an employer I have a restrictive covenant clause in my employment contracts to prevent my employees seeking employment with my direct competition for a period of 6 months. If I'm aware that an ...
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Signed non-compete, no mention of one in offer letter (MN). Is it still enforceable?

First post on here after doing a ton of Google searching on this topic. Roughly five years ago, I began work at Company A. In my offer letter, there was no mention of my employment being dependent on ...
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Can my LLC limit my liability of a personally-signed non-compete agreement?

I am employed via W-2 and bound to a non-compete agreement stating that I cannot be paid for work outside of said W-2 employment. Is it a breach of contract to perform work on behalf of an LLC which ...
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California non-compete laws: where do they come from?

I once read that California non-compete laws come from the gold rush era, and yet I was not able to find any more information about the subject. It would be interesting to understand what ...
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What did I agree to in this Non-Compete/Non-Solicitation? [closed]

What did I agree to in my job offer agreement? I'm currently looking at jobs within the same business sector as my current employer's Client, but not looking for direct employment with the Client. ...
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Is my non-compete valid, if leaving my company would make the company non-viable?

Based in the UK, I am the only programmer in a small tech company which produces financial software. I have a 3-year non-compete, geographical limits unspecified, where I "endeavour not to compete ...
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Examples of date interpretation in NDA

I have received an NDA so that I can become part of a software project as a developer. Most of the clauses seems reasonable except for two parts that I'm slightly worried about. Could you give an ...
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Job offer withdrawal because of non-compete

My problem is the following: I have signed a contract with a company in the UK with an effective start date which has to be defined. Now my previous company has claimed they can enforce a non-compete ...
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non-compete clause in Canada

I have a following clause in my employment contract that I signed when the company hired me: "For a period of ONE (1) year after the end of employment, the Employee shall not control, consult to, or ...
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Admissibility of screenshots of personal accounts on company computers

There is a case in which employees of a company, all in Texas, engaged in skype conversations on their company laptops through personal skype accounts. The employees discussed starting a competing ...
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Noncompete agreement - Esthetician

A friend of mine works at a skin care and retail store as an esthetician (dealing with skin care and other spa related treatments). Her boss has had her sign a non-compete agreement that would bar her ...
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Can a Recruitment Officer be sued for working for another company of the same industry as his former one?

Setting: Republic of the Philippines (however, international views are also welcome). Let's consider my friend as an example, and let's refer to his former employer as "Old Company" and his new ...
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Is this NDA terminated after the date shown? [closed]

I have signed an NDA between my company and another company. I realized that their approach does not fit with my vision and I told them nicely that I am not willing to partner nor sell the company. I ...
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What are my legal risks if I break a non-competition agreement with my current employer? (UK)

My contract says I cannot work for a competitor of my current employer upon termination of the contract and six months thereafter. There are no remedies mentioned in the contract. I work in a small ...
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How do non-compete clauses work when an employees' two companies do not initially compete?

Person X works in startup A. Because reasons he also gets employed in a more established company B. He contributes to A only sporadically and is a full time employee in B. Both are software companies. ...
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Non competitve agreement during probation period

Quick question- does the non competitive agreement apply during the probation period of 6 months? Or is that depending on the company?.. Im waiting for my contract to come through as i recently got a ...
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legal term explanation required

According to below mentioned clause ,Am I allowed to join other IT company in the practice Computer Software House or not "To refrain from directly or indirectly competing with the Employer ...
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Can contract have a clause that changes the contract

So there is a noncompete that I may have signed, but I don't feel the noncompete will be held up in the courts due to it being unreasonable in its restrictions. Here's the Kicker. There is a clause ...
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Ideas discussed are general, do they still fall under a signed NDA/NC?

A lets B sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement/Non-Compete ("NDA/NC") and then shares its ideas. How "broad"/"general" can these ideas be to not be considered confidential? E.g. the idea that A tells B is ...
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What qualifies as a Non-Compete Clause

So I'm 17 and for the past few months I've been working on a programming project. My intent is to use the code for profit in the future, and because of that I've been reluctant to recruit others to ...
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What can I do if I signed an excessively restrictive contract?

Situation I was offered a "small work opportunity" to provide consulting for a company operated by someone I met locally. They told me to sign some agreements, which I did. The problem is that the ...
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What do I need to get a valid NDA?

I've been hired to work on a website, and it's the first time that I'm leading a project. I usually only take care of the development part and I'm often asked to sign a non-disclosure agreement. I'm ...
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Prove my work is not a trade secret violation

I have recently developed a medical software application. One of my previous employers X (from 4 years ago) sells a similar application. (You can see where this is going.) X is now alleging that I ...
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Risks of signing a Non-Compete Clause

I was recently offered my first position as a junior web developer and was simultaneously notified that I would need to sign an NCC. After some research, I'm starting to feel skeptical about the ...
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How strictly is “competition” interpreted in a NDA?

My previous company specialized in affiliate marketing and produced a comparison website for a certain market (let's say cars). I left the company 4 months ago and would like to setup my own affiliate ...