When I wrote an article on How Do I Get Out Of My Noncompete Agreement?, I found out that AOL Jobs readers have lots of questions about noncompetes, and I don't blame you. I get people in my law practice asking me questions on non-competition agreements every week. That's because most people don't even realize they've signed something saying they can't work for a competitor for a year or two after they left, or they thought (wrongly) that a non-competition provision couldn't be enforced. I'm going to answer some reader questions This week, I answer:
Is My Noncompete Enforceable If I'm Fired Without Cause?
I read the article about the top 7 ways to get out of a non-compete, but what if the former employer lets you go? No negative reason for the dismissal, just trying to cut costs. Then do they still have the possibility of winning a court battle to keep me from working?