Upon being hired to work for a audio visual company i was made to sign a non-compete. I live in New York and work in New Jersey.(approx 55 miles away)the non-compete specifies a radius of 30 miles and 2YEARS! does this non-compete hold up? Also I'm not starting my own company or working for a competitor, I'm working freelance.

1 answer  |  asked May 12, 2005 5:24 PM [EST]  |  applies to New York

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David M. Lira
Validity of Non-Compete

Non-compete provisions in employment situations are generally disfavored by court in New York State, but whether a particular non-compete will be enforced depends on the facts. It is a fairly particularized assessment, depending on the wording of the agreement, the nature of the job, the nature and competitiveness of the industry or market sector involved, the circumstances under which the employee left the employer, and potentially other details.

Call me or another attorney to have your specific circumstances reviewed in detail.

posted by David M. Lira  |  May 13, 2005 07:23 AM [EST]

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