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Getting a copy of non compete

My previous employer will not send me a
copy of my signed non compete. I just
want to make sure I don’t violate it.
What can I do? Im in Michigan.

Asked on January 31, 2018 under Employment Labor Law, Michigan

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

You can't compel them to send you a copy: one party to a contract (a non-competition agreement is a contract) is not required to send a copy to the other party. If they do claim you violated it, to take legal action, they will have then furnish a copy, so at least you willl thenhave the information you need to defend yourself, but you can't require them to send you a copy in advance of, or in the absence of, any litigation; there is no legal mechanism to get out outside of litigation.


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