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I have been working for a real estate company, as their office manager, for nearly 8 years. Last year, my boss and a partner formed a company and started planning to create this amazing new real estate venture that would be available for real estate agents throughout the U.S. After several months, the partner determined that he didn’t like working with my boss, and they mutually parted ways, but not without exactly happily. I recently found out that my boss had

made his former partner sign a

Asked on February 5, 2018 under Employment Labor Law, Utah

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SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

If you are hired by someone who signed a "no hire" clause regarding you (or other employees), that person--not you, but the person hiring you, since he/she signed the contract--could be sued by your current employer. Such a lawsuit could be not just for monetary compensation ("damages") but also to enforce the terms of the contract--that is, for a court order forcing him or her to fire you and not employ you until the 2 years are up. That person is bound by the contract he or she signed, since "no hire" clauses are legal and enforceable; therefore, while action may not be taken against you directly, they could be sued for hiring you.


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