If I signed a non-compete when I started my job 2 years ago and am now thinking about starting my own company in the same industry, will I run into trouble?

Will I run into legal problems in doing this?

Asked on September 6, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Florida

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

It depends entirely on the terms of the non-competition agreement. Such agreements are generally enforceable, so if the terms of the agreement would bar you from starting your own company in the same industry, then if you do this, you could be sued by your employer. To understand what you can and cannot due. bring the agreement to an employment law attorney to review with you.


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