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Employment

Noncompete Agreement

New Jersey

Asked on Apr 15, 2021

Can I work for a competitor with my current noncompete?

I have ended my non competent consulting agreement with my current employee and I have an offer to work as an employer “not as consultant” with a competitor company to my privious employees so can I work as an employee without any problem? The consultant agreement says the following: Under any circumstances the consultant shall not engage directly or indirectly either as a principal agent , consultant,stock holder , partner or in any other capacity whatsoever have any other relationship with any business which compete with the company in USA.

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Employment

New Jersey

Answered 231 days ago

Donya G.

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Business Lawyer
Licensed in Connecticut, New York
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I would need to review the agreement to see what it says, what is prohibited. Will need to see the agreement. Generally non competes have a set time frame. Has that time frame already passed? DISCLAIMER The answers to these questions do not constitute legal advice and does not create an attorney-client relationship with the attorney and anyone who reviews these responses.

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Employment

New Jersey

Answered 231 days ago

Jane C.

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Business Lawyer
Licensed in Connecticut, District of Columbia, New York
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I suggest that you have an attorney review the entire agreement. It is hard to comment reading a paragraph taken out of context. From the limited facts you present, it seems that you cannot accept this job offer without violating the terms of the non-compete. Disclaimer - This information is provided for general informational purposes only. No information contained in this post should be construed as legal advice and does not establish an attorney-client relationship.

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