Can a non-compete contract contain stipulations which extend beyond contract expiration?

My question is regarding a non-compete clause in an employment contract. Specifically, the contract expired in Sept. 2002 although employment continued. The contract contains wording indicating that the employee cannot pursue employment with a competitor for 12 months after contract expiration. Is this enforceable in the state of NC? This is for a logistics position (nothing pertaining to proprietary info. as with sales, marketing or product development positions).

1 answer  |  asked Jun 12, 2003 09:24 AM [EST]  |  applies to North Carolina

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Reagan Weaver

You might have something to rely on, but you should get an official opinion from an attorney before you take any action. Please understand that I do not represent you as I have not looked at your contract and cannot advise you without seeing what the contract says.

posted by Reagan Weaver  |  Jun 12, 2003 09:37 AM [EST]

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