Can a company stop a person from hiring co-workers after said person quits?

Signed a paper saying if leave company for a competing company that I cant hire co-workers for year after leaving. However, it also says I was to get an exit interview which never happened.

Asked on January 8, 2018 under Employment Labor Law, North Dakota

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

Yes, you contractually agreed to not hire your co-workers for one year: that agreement is legal and enforceable. The lack of an exit interview will not affect the validity of the agreement: the lack of an exit interview is not a "material," or important, breach of the agreement and will not free you of your obligations under it.


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