I have been offered my first psychotherapist fee for service position in a private practice in New York City. They require that I sign a contract that includes a non-compete clauses. Do you have any advice over things I should be wary of?

The most confusing item seems like it is missing a verb to me.
"(e) During the time that Employee is under the employment of -----(proprietor --- LCSW, ---business name-- all paid and unpaid employment, including internships, fellowships, residencies, and volunteer work outside of proprietor, LCSW, without written authorization from Employer within the offices maintained by the employer. "
Does this mean that I can't accept work or can't do it in their offices?

"Employee shall not seek or accept employment, or any association with private psychotherapy, counseling, or any other practices providing mental health behavioral care in any offices maintained in the same zip code as the employer."
The practice has just expanded to this location. Is this a dangerous clause?

1 answer  |  asked May 17, 2019 10:30 AM [EST]  |  applies to New York

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V Jonas Urba
Please pay an employment lawyer to review the agreement. The cost of not doing so can be substantial. We review those agreements statewide and people pay on line then discuss thereafter. Those are very important agreements. You are wise to be paying attention.

posted by V Jonas Urba  |  May 17, 2019 10:47 AM [EST]

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