If I have a contract with a company that has a non-competition/non solicitation clause, does that mean that I can’t work for one of its clients?

Asked on September 4, 2013 under Employment Labor Law, Illinois


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

It depends on the terms of the non-competition/non-solicitation clause, which as you note is part of a contract; that is, it is part of document you are legally obligated or bound to. If the agreement prevents you for working for a client, you may not do so--such a provision is legal and enforceable. If unsure whether the agreement covers a given situation, bring it to an employment attorney to review with you.

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