I signed a, NON COMPETE CLAUSE

I was recently let go by the company I had worked for over 19 years. My question is, does the non compete clause become void since they fired me?

1 answer  |  asked Sep 27, 2011 10:14 AM [EST]  |  applies to New York

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Jeanne M. Valentine
The simple answer is no. Non-competes can be enforceable as long as they are fair regardless of how your employment terminates. Fair is defined by various factors under the law. If you were fired because the company could not pay you, effectively laid off for instance, then it's probably not enforceable in NY. You need to have an employment lawyer look at the language to adequately advise you on whether and where you may be able to work and for how long. Good luck.
Jeanie Valentine
www.hudsonvalleyemploymentlaw.com

posted by Jeanne M. Valentine  |  Sep 27, 2011 3:07 PM [EST]

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