Non-Compete Employer leaving area

I currently work for a contract company that provides ultrasound services to a local hospital. We were recently informed that the hospital will not be renewing the contract in Feb and we will be w/o a job. We signed an employment agreement with a no-compete clause. I don't have the specifics as I did not receive a copy. I have found a new job, and did formally resign my current position but my employer is bringing out the non-compete issue. This company is located in Cincinnati and will no longer have any available work in Cleveland. The employer says they will "let me out" of the non-compete if I take my original "on call" schedule through Feb, my question is.. is the non-compete enforceable if I have no proprietary,trade secrets related to my current employer and also that they are leaving the current market

1 answer  |  asked Nov 28, 2007 6:57 PM [EST]  |  applies to Ohio

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Neil Klingshirn
You have excellent facts to fight enforcement of your non-compete

If your employer will not have any protectible business interest in Northeast Ohio, most Northeast Ohio judges will refuse to enforce the non-compete. The problem is that you may have to incur legal fees to get a ruling that the non-compete is unenforceable. Therefore, if you can negotiate a voluntary release, it may be worth doing.

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Neil Klingshirn

posted by Neil Klingshirn  |  Nov 29, 2007 10:32 AM [EST]

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