What are the laws about non-compete agreements?

I was terminated from my position 1/14 and was told I had signed a non-compete agreement 11 years ago which I do not remember. I obtained a copy of my personnel file and there was no document in my file. I called and asked for a copy from HR and they said they did not have a copy that they would check with my manager who could have

Asked on May 25, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Alabama


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

No, they are not legally required to provide you a copy of the non-competition agreement unless and until they try to enforce it against you. If they do try to enforce it--that is, sue you in court for its breach or violation--they would have to produce it during the legal matter.

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