Is a non-compete contract enforceable in New York State?

I am in sales and I signed a non-compete contract when I started with a company which is not based in New York State. I am considering going to a competitor, but no one will hire me if the contract is enforceable. Is there a way to get out of it?

1 answer  |  asked Nov 16, 2004 8:10 PM [EST]  |  applies to New York

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David M. Lira
The Sure Way

The only sure way of determining whether a particular non-compete agreement is enforceable before potentially violating the agreement by going to work for a competitor of your employer, is to start a declaratory judgment action. The aim of a declaratory judgment action is to determine the rights of the various parties involved in a particular situation.

posted by David M. Lira  |  Nov 17, 2004 09:53 AM [EST]

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