I have a non compete that I signed 15 years ago.

The non compete is 15 years old, I am now 63 and have been let go d/t economic considerations. I have been offered a job with a competitor. Is the non compete enforceable? Everything has changed since the non compete was signed-especially in this economy.

1 answer  |  asked Oct 10, 2009 06:03 AM [EST]  |  applies to Ohio

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Bruce Elfvin
The age of the agreement will probably not be the determining factor. Non-competes in general in Ohio will only be enforced to protect the legitimate interests of the employer. An employer can claim protections for customer lists and other trade items so be careful. If you have a copy, see an attorney and talk about it. You should also encourage the attorney to talk to the employer about releasing you from any obligations under the non-cpmpete.

You can select an attorney near you at www.oelasmart.net/directory

posted by Bruce Elfvin  |  Oct 12, 2009 08:59 AM [EST]

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