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North Carolina

Asked on Jul 22, 2023

Employment handbook non-compete policy?

I recently accepted a job offer with a new company, and part of the offer was that I had to sign an Employment Handbook. This Handbook includes a non-compete policy that I am not comfortable with, as it restricts my ability to work with certain clients and organizations. I am concerned about the implications of this policy, and I would like to understand my rights and obligations under this policy so that I can make an informed decision about my employment.

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North Carolina

Answered 352 days ago

N'kia N.

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Licensed in North Carolina
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A covenant not to compete (AKA "non-competition clause," "non-compete clause," or simply "non-compete") is a special contract term often found in employment agreements. However, not all jurisdictions allow non-competes in employment agreements. Additionally, to be valid/enforceable, a non-compete must be narrowly tailored to a legitimate business interest. An employee who has concerns about the validity/enforceability of a non-compete, or about specific rights and obligations under a non-compete, should consider speaking with a knowledgeable attorney.

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