Non-compete time frame

At the time of hiring, the non-compete that was
signed stated a time period of 6 months after
separation. At the time of separation, the separation
agreement stated a time period of 24 months. Does
the time stated in the separation agreement
supersede the original time that was stated in the
hiring documentation?

Asked on October 11, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Florida


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

If you signed a separation agreement with a longer time frame, it would supercede the earlier agreement (assuming you signed the separation agreement and accepted whatever severence or other compensation/benefits they were offering you to sign). A later written contract can modify or supercede an earlier one.

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