Am I obligated to sign a non-solicitation agreement which says that when I leave employment, I cannot work with any other affiliated business for at least 18 months?

Is there anyway I can make amendments on this legal document?

Asked on December 2, 2015 under Employment Labor Law, Washington

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

If you don't sign the non-solicitation agreement, you can be terminated by your employer, so you need to weight your job vs. the restriction and decide what is best for you. It is legal for an employer do this--to require employees to sign non-solicitation or non-competition agreements.
You cannot unilaterally (on your own) amend or modify the document: your employer would have to agree to the change. No one my change a legal document without the consent (agreement) of the other party.


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