How long can a company pursue non compete agreements?

I broke a non compete agreement
within its one year time frame. I have
never been pursued by the company
and the time frame of the agreement
has now passed. Can this company still
bring legal action against me?

Asked on August 23, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Pennsylvania


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

A non-competition agreement is a contract. In your state, the statute of limitations, or time within which to sue, for breach of a written contract is 4 years. Therefore, if you company believes it suffered some economic or monetary loss due to your competition during the agreement's year-long timeframe, they have up to 4 years from when you first violated the agreement (first took the conflicting job) to sue.

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