Is a non-compete contract valid if I am no longer being paid severance by my former company?

Asked on August 31, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Florida


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Severance has nothing to do with the validity or enforceability of a noncompetition agreement, unless the agreement itself specifically ties the term or enforceability of the agreement to the severance. Noncompetition agreeements are contracts; like any other contracts, the are governed by their terms. To see when the agreement expires, review the agreement's terms; if you are unsure of how they apply in your specific circumstances (or more generally, what those terms mean), bring the agreement with you to an employment law attorney to review.

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