I signed a non-compete on 2/27/2007, and was let go 6/19/2019, is there a statue of limitation?

I was let go of my job after over 12 years of employment at a collection agency, I had started worked for another agency that did things completely different. My old boss served a cease and desist to my new boss.

1 answer  |  asked Nov 28, 2019 03:26 AM [EST]  |  applies to Delaware

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Neil Klingshirn
I am licensed to practice law only in Ohio so I cannot answer a question about Delaware law. By way of general information only, in Ohio, courts read the contract to see what they say. A typical non-compete says you cannot compete during your employment and for a period of time after it ends. The restriction therefore does not expire until the employment ends and the period of time expires. As a result, an employee who works for many years will be subject to the restrictions for those many years and until the period of time expires. In other words, by itself, the fact that a non-compete was signed a long time ago does not make it invalid.

posted by Neil Klingshirn  |  Dec 2, 2019 08:06 AM [EST]

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