Send an email to a competent person and indicate one or more of the reasons why you believe that the non-competition clause is not valid in your case. Record the response if the former employer says it is not enforced so you can show potential employers that nothing distinguishes you from working with them. Welcome to non-Compete Law Radio. My name is Non-Compete Attorney, Enrico Schaefer. We specialize in competition bans, both from the perspective of employers and workers, under a wide range of public laws, including Michigan, California, New York and other countries. Labour law is complicated and it is important to work with an expert in labour law. Contact John Holden of Holden Law Firm for answers to any questions you may have about your non-compete clause or other labour law matters. As an expert in this field, John Holden provides experienced legal advice for Twin Cities employees. Call us today to discuss the details of your case. What do these agreements do? A typical non-compete clause prohibits an employee from working in a competing company after leaving the company. The agreement generally sets a period after the employee`s departure and a geographic area during which the employee must abstain from any competition. It may contain other restrictions. Jack`s agreement prohibits him from working for a year at a competing lawn care company within a 100-mile radius of his former employer`s office.
Non-competition rules are governed by national law and not by federal law; and not all States support non-competition rules. In countries where agreements are supported, the conditions of application often vary from one State to another. Can I break my non-competition clause? This is a question that is frequently asked of many labour lawyers when people are trying to find a way out of their agreement. It is important to bear in mind that competition bans are governed by national law and not by federal law. This means you need an employment law professional who is an expert in your state`s laws to determine if your non-compete clause can be enforced against you. In California, no non-compete clause is applicable under any circumstances. Other states allow and impose non-compete rules, but depending on the state, the law may favour the worker and other states may favour the employer. If your non-compete clause states that it is subject to the law of a particular state, your attorney should be aware of the non-compete clauses in that state. . . .